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Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006

REJECTED

Atlantic Yards: Atlantic Yards will cause “irreparable damage to the quality of life in the borough of Brooklyn,” members of Community Board 6 decreed last week, calling for Bruce Ratner’s mega-development to be redrawn before it is approved by state authorities. Comment

Pataki’s wall of silence

Editorial: Got a secret? You can certainly entrust it to Gov. Pataki and the cabal of insiders who pack his lame-duck administration. Comment

An energy solution on Hook

Red Hook: Forget Venezuela — the latest solution to the energy crisis may be in Red Hook. Comment

Ratner to build City Tech tower

Atlantic Yards: City University of New York has picked Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner to build a skyscraper for New York City College of Technology’s Downtown campus — a $186-million Renzo Piano-designed facility that will include classrooms and hundreds of luxury units controlled by the developer, The Brooklyn Papers has learned. Comment

New deal lets Nets escape to Queens

Atlantic Yards: Is there a super-secret plan to move the New Jersey Nets to Queens instead of Kings? Comment

Atlantic Yards countdown:

Atlantic Yards: The Empire State Development Corporation invited Brooklynites to comment on the agency’s draft environmental impact statement for the Atlantic Yards project by sending letters to ESDC’s Maria Mooney, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017 or e-mailing atlanticyards@empire.state.ny.us by 5:30 pm on Sept. 29. Comment

In Clinton Hill, Civil War–era home set to be demolished

Development: A Clinton Hill mansion that dates back to the Civil War — yet is not protected as a city landmark — is about to be torn down to make way for a high-rise condo tower, renewing local fears about the “Manhattanization” of Brooklyn. Comment

In Red Hook, kayakers cry ‘No parking!’

Red Hook: It’s the same old excuse over and over again: The reason that no one kayaks to Red Hook is because there’s no parking. Comment

Activist Evelyn Ortner dies at 82

Atlantic Yards: Evelyn Ortner, whose four decades of preserving Brooklyn’s unique character started with a single brownstone on Berkeley Place in Park Slope and ended with her opposition to Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project, died Tuesday. She was 82. Comment