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Saturday, April 1, 2006

EXCLUSIVE - ONLINE SPECIAL

Atlantic Yards: Woe, Canada — Freddy’s Bar has joined the boycott of Brooklyn Brewery beer and is replacing the hometown suds with Labatt Blue. Comment

Ratner’s rubberstampers        

Atlantic Yards: We like the mythical image of our lawmakers in Albany gathering daily in their oak-lined legislative chambers to heartily debate the weighty issues of the day. We prefer that to the stark reality — that most of our assemblymembers and state senators do little but rubber-stamp decisions made by their chamber’s leadership. This week, our representatives didn’t even chat before awarding $33-million in public subs Comment

State finds new lawyer        

Atlantic Yards: They swore in court that it couldn’t be done, but the state agency reviewing Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project has landed a new lawyer. Comment

Jersey swamp people ready for Brooklyn invasion        

Atlantic Yards: Here’s an unanticipated downside to the New Jersey Nets’ plan to relocate to Brooklyn: Wave after wave of Garden Staters will come, too. Comment

BRUCE: I WILL BUILD ARENA        

Atlantic Yards: Despite months of delays and false starts in realizing his vision of building a Brooklyn arena for his New Jersey Nets, Bruce Ratner remains convinced that everything is going according to plan. Comment

State gives Ratner $33M        

Atlantic Yards: Legislators in Albany have handed developer Bruce Ratner his first public subsidy for his Atlantic Yards project, allocating $33 million for the still-unapproved mega-development. Comment