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Saturday, June 3, 2006

Grand Army Plaza: Park or thruway?

Development: Grand Army Plaza is grand in name only. Comment

Downtown czar

Downtown plan: Mayor Bloomberg has called in a relief pitcher to help save the Downtown Brooklyn Plan. Comment

Let the market rule

Downtown plan: Don’t believe the hype. That’s the main lesson to be learned from the news that Mayor Bloomberg has created a new office to oversee commercial development in Downtown Brooklyn. The new “czar” will be charged with rescuing the Downtown Brooklyn Plan — a massive, high-rise-friendly upzoning that passed unanimously just two years ago. Comment

Court OKs Ratner demolition after the fact

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner has won the right to tear down buildings that he’s already demolished in the footprint of his proposed Atlantic Yards project. Comment

Council goes to bat for ‘RR’

Development: A handful of Brooklyn City Council members doesn’t want the Underground Railroad to get railroaded. Comment

Port land becomes ‘park’

Bridge ‘Park’: One mile of waterfront land moved from one state hand to another this week when the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey formally handed over four Brooklyn Heights piers to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation. Comment