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Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006

SERVE! SET! SPIKE!      

Atlantic Yards: Get ready, volleyball fans and beachgoers. The Association of Volleyball Professionals league is making its first-ever tournament stop in New York, coming to Coney Island from Thursday, Aug. 17 through Sunday, Aug. 20. Comment

Hillary rips ‘park’ condos

Bridge ‘Park’: Senator Hillary Clinton criticized Brooklyn Bridge Park as “yet another luxury condo project” — and in doing so, became the highest-profile elected official to speak out against the housing, commercial and open-space development that’s being promoted as a park. Comment

Times in Bruce’s corner

Editorial: The New York Times, which is working with Bruce Ratner to build a new Times headquarters in Manhattan, continues to trumpet its enthusiastic view of its partner’s Atlantic Yards mega-development. In a City section editorial that capped a string of upbeat “news” articles and unreported stories, Times writers seemed to be working off a Ratner press release. As a service to our readers, some of whom may also occasionally read the Times, we present a more nuanced view. Comment

On hot night, public vents about Atlantic Yards

Atlantic Yards: Three community boards surrounding Bruce Ratner’s proposed Atlantic Yards mega-development held hastily scheduled, little-publicized and legally irrelevant public hearings last week to give Brooklynites a chance to vent. Comment

Atlantic Yards: A new Battle of Brooklyn

Atlantic Yards: On Aug. 27, 1776, the Battle of Brooklyn, the first and largest in the War of Independence, was fought right here in what are now the streets of Gowanus, Prospect Park and Green-Wood Cemetery. Comment

Ratner’s Ohio family chips in

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner has called in the big guns — his cousins Charles and Albert — for a cash infusion just as his Atlantic Yards development nears state approval. Comment

‘Little’ developer slaps ‘big boys’ for collusion

Atlantic Yards: A self-admitted “unsympathetic” developer is battling the two titans of Brooklyn real estate — Bruce Ratner and Shaya Boymelgreen — whom he claims colluded to cheat him out of millions of dollars. Comment

The survey says!

Atlantic Yards: In what is being billed as the “first comprehensive survey of local opinion” on the Atlantic Yards project, nearly 90 percent of residents of three Prospect Heights blocks oppose Bruce Ratner’s mega-development. Comment

Yale on Hook: Park and park

Red Hook: What do you get when you put the future of Red Hook into the hands of some of the Ivy League’s brightest young architects? A big parking lot. Comment