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Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006

State pleads Yards’ case

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner’s boosters in Albany spent most of Tuesday trying to convince Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D–Manhattan) of the benefits of his Atlantic Yards project. Comment

APPROVED

Atlantic Yards: The political battle over the biggest real-estate development in Brooklyn’s history is over — and Bruce Ratner has won. Comment

The steal of the century

Editorial: Bruce Ratner won ugly. Comment

Crying in their beers

Atlantic Yards: Resignation — a little bitter, but mostly cynical — swept through Freddy’s Bar in Prospect Heights, the drinking hole of choice for anti-Atlantic Yards activists, who saw their last, best hopes dashed by Wednesday’s Public Authorities Control Board approval of the mega-project. Comment

Atlantic Yards scorecard

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner: He’s won the right to build his $4-billion arena, hotel, office space and residential Xanadu — and he’s gotten his pals in Albany to underwrite it with billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies. Nice work if you have the connections to get it. Comment

Circus may parade into Coney Island

Coney Island: Running away to the circus might soon be as easy as taking the D train to Stillwell Avenue if Coney Island real-estate magnate Joseph Sitt has his way. Comment

Wal-Mart targets Albee Square … again

Development: Fulton Mall may be custom made for Wal-Mart. Comment

Senator St. a landmark

Development: Little pink houses for you and me — but not for Senator Street. Comment

Pro-park people appeal their case

Bridge ‘Park’: Opponents of a state’s plan to build luxury apartments on the Brooklyn waterfront are appealing last month’s ruling that threw out their case. Comment

Hookers get block group

Red Hook: All the new moms along a once-lonely stretch of the Brooklyn waterfront didn’t just give birth to children — they also delivered a new neighborhood association. Comment