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Saturday, March 8, 2008

Update: CUNY gives Ratner failing grade

Atlantic Yards: The City University of New York bailed on a plan to hire Bruce Ratner to build a new lab, classroom and residential skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn because the Atlantic Yards developer would be too expensive, too slow and too controversial, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (2)

Inside Ikea’s blue and yellow fortress

Red Hook: The Mongstad mirrors will be on the second floor, near the windows with those killer views of Manhattan. The kid’s play room will be near the front door. And over there, near the 1,400-car parking lot, is where you’ll eat those Swedish meatballs. Yes, Ikea is coming closer to opening its Red Hook store. Comments (3)

Revolt against this ‘Toll’

Carroll Gardens: The suburban luxury homebuilder angling to construct the first major residential project along the Gowanus Canal felt the full fury of pent-up anti-development anger this week. Comments (1)

Delay that order! Court pushes back Yards case

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards mega-project is suddenly on even shakier ground, thanks to an inexplicable court ruling last week delaying until at least September a final judgment on one of the last legal barriers to the $4-billion development. Comments (5)

What’s wrong with this picture?

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The city is apparently not sweet on a developer’s plans to build a five-story glass addition atop the landmark Domino Sugar refinery building along the Williamsburg waterfront. Comments (2)

DUMBO plan could nix David

DUMBO: DUMBO residents want the city to expand a rezoning proposal to not only preventing skyscrapers like the 33-story J Condos and 23-story Beacon Tower from rising again, but also to block David Walentas’s Dock Street project. Comments (1)

Grand idea, too late

Rezoning: The city moved to restrict development along a low-rise stretch of Grand Street, but activists urged the city to speed up the process to protect the neighborhood’s character. Comments (1)

Hakeem the dream

Fort Greene: Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries wants to help renters from being displaced. Comment