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Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007

McRae to replace Williams on Planning board

Atlantic Yards: Borough President Markowitz has named Community Board 2 chair Shirley McRae to be the new Brooklyn representative to the city Planning Commission, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (2)

Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007

Coney baloney: Pols shut down meeting, say mayor’s plan for amusement zone won’t fly

Coney Island: A state senator who opposes Mayor Bloomberg’s Coney Island redevelopment plan claimed victory at the first public hearing on the proposal Monday night, boasting that he shut down the meeting by bussing in hundreds of people to the event. Comments (2)

Barclays $$ a ‘joke’: foes

Atlantic Yards: Barclays Bank — the $800-billion company that will pay Bruce Ratner $400 million for the naming rights at the Atlantic Yards arena — has co-founded a non-profit that will dole out $1 million a year in grants to Brooklyn organizations, but critics called the sum patronizing. Comments (4)

Hypocrisy in Coney

Editorial: Some elected officials have come out against the mayor’s plan for Coney Island. Where were they when the mayor was making the same mistake at Atlantic Yards? Comment

Hotel for Schermerhorn

Downtown plan: Tyler Hospitality, the firm building a 32-story Staybridge Suites motel in Times Square, will bring a Holiday Inn to Schermerhorn Street, a thoroughfare that has recently seen a wave of new investment. Comment