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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Editorial: Bloomy’s takeover does not ensure a real Brooklyn Bridge Park

Editorial: Mayor Bloomberg’s announcement that the city will take over the construction of the unbuilt portions of Brooklyn Bridge Park has changed very little for the Brooklynites who will use this supposedly public park. Comments (6)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A big Domi-NO from CB1

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Community Board 1 rejected the $1.2-billion redevelopment of the old Domino Sugar factory on Tuesday night. Comments (10)

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‘Childs’ play: Bruce may be bringing in top architects to work on Yards

Atlantic Yards: Exclusive: Developer Bruce Ratner appears to be bringing in an all-star team to Atlantic Yards — and we’re not talking about his pathetic Brooklyn-bound New Jersey Nets. Comments (5)

City seals deal to take over Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bridge ‘Park’: The city on Wednesday officially took over development of — and funding for — Brooklyn Bridge Park, an agreement that supporters say “guarantees” that the waterfront development will indeed be completed. Comments (1)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

No ‘Rose’ thorn here — Planning Commission gives OK to W’burg towers

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The City Planning Commission voted on Monday to approve the controversial Rose Plaza on the River, a mixed-use, 800-unit apartment complex along the Williamsburg waterfront — a decision that bucks Borough President Markowitz’s rejection in January. Comments (5)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Judge in Yards case gets a powder-filled threat

Atlantic Yards: The judge who approved the state’s seizure of properties in the Atlantic Yards footprint earlier this week received a letter containing a suspicious white powder on Thursday, causing an evacuation of the entire 24th floor of the Kings County Supreme Court on Jay Street in Downtown. Comments (7)

Scarano, starchitect of the ‘new Brooklyn,’ loses right to file plans

DUMBO: Brooklyn’s most-polarizing — and prolific — architect has been banned from filing construction plans for playing fast and loose with city regulations. Comments (2)