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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008

More Coney baloney

Editorial: Our editorial board is horrified by the city plan to spend hundreds of millions in taxpayer money — and subvert the very notion of a free market — on Mayor Bloomberg’s Coney Island folly. Comments (26)

Coney Sitt down: City moves to buy out Joe

Coney Island: The city is moving forward with a controversial plan to spend hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars to buy out Coney Island’s principal landowner and end a years-long standoff to control the amusement area’s destiny. Comments (4)

40 stories and a rule

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A 40-story tower will rise on the horizon for the Greenpoint waterfront — if the city allows the developers to build 10 stories higher than the current zoning permits. Comments (6)

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008

Walentas building has ‘pent’ up problems

Cobble Hill: Reversing an earlier reversal, the Bloomberg administration has ruled that rooftop structures on a surprisingly controversial apartment building on Atlantic Avenue exceed the height restrictions of the Cobble Hill Historic District. Comments (3)

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Albee darned! Square will get megabucks makeover

Downtown plan: The city will close the western end of DeKalb Avenue in order to nearly triple the Albee Square pedestrian plaza on Fulton Mall in Downtown, officials announced on Tuesday. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008

C’Gardens gets up for the downzone

Carroll Gardens: The city backed neighborhood preservationists in Carroll Gardens and dodged a showdown with the local councilman by announcing on Monday night a fast-track plan to limit new building heights in the residential community. Comments (1)

Friday, Nov. 14, 2008

To-Toll victory for Gowanus project

Gowanus: The first major project to build new housing along the polluted Gowanus Canal inched forward with a decisive show of community support. Comments (2)

Williamsburg is Getty ready for new hotel

Williamsburg: A Union Avenue gas station might become the coolest place to spend a night in Williamsburg. Comment

One for the books! BookCourt expansion complete

Cobble Hill: The city is going through one of the worst retail nosedives in decades, but you wouldn’t notice from the inside the beloved Court Street shop, BookCourt, where the literati continue their love affair with the printed word in the store’s new wing. Comment