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Click on graphic to enlarge. Graphic by Ben Keel.Click on graphic to enlarge. This is post-dated to stay at the top of the blog. It will be updated as announced  Read more

A story yesterday in National Real Estate Investor, Forest City Would Attract Plenty of Bidders in a Potential Sale, notes that yesterday's announced sale of Forest City Realty Trust's New  Read more

Well, in January, the Real Deal reported that Madison International, already a 49% owner of Forest City Realty Trust's New York City retail portfolio, was aiming to buy the remainder of  Read more

From Dean Street Block Association;left photo Sept. 14, right photos Sept. 18.OK, the hole in the sidewalk outside the B15 site was fixed recently, but weeds, garbage, and rats persist just  Read more

From Dean Street Block AssociationOK, the hole in the sidewalk outside the B15 site was fixed recently, but weeds, garbage, and rats persist just east of Sixth Avenue between Dean  Read more

So, the New York Islanders held a pre-season game Sunday at the renovated/downsized Nassau Coliseum--er, NYCB Live--and it sold out, with 13,917 fans, many tailgating in the parking lot. "Bring  Read more

Hey, remember the photo at right, which I published more than two months ago, of the sidewalk on the south side of Pacific Street east of Sixth Avenue, outside the  Read more

Everyone who's been to the cheap seats at the Barclays Center knows they're pretty steep, thus adding a measure of hazard, and in some cases a very cramped fit trying  Read more

Update: yes, it's official.The news isn't official yet, but there's solid evidence, as NetsDaily reports, that the Brooklyn Nets have hired the Cleveland Cavaliers' announcer, Olivier Sedra, to replace the  Read more

On Bisnow, 9/14/17, the article Building Affordable Housing In New York Keeps Getting Harder contained a hard number:"I do not believe anybody has actually stated how many affordable housing units are  Read more

When earlier this year I wrote about  Forest City Realty Trust (FCRT), parent of Forest City New York, indicated that the real estate investment trust (REIT) was considering a potential  Read more

When earlier this year I wrote about  Forest City Realty Trust (FCRT), parent of Forest City New York, indicated that the real estate investment trust (REIT) was considering a potential  Read more

A message from Empire State Development (ESD) reminds us that the next Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Quality of Life Meeting--which aims to update community members on construction and other issues--will be  Read more

It got a lot of buzz yesterday, accompanied by some chest-thumping rhetoric--“We’re going to bring it home, no matter what,” claimed Andrew Hoan, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce--but Brooklyn's  Read more

Also see Gotham Gazette article on Fox.In a low-turnout primary election with no shocks to incumbents (Mayor Bill de Blasio won re-nomination easily), incumbent 35th Council Member Laurie Cumbo won  Read more

When there's smoke, there's fire?A press release yesterday from Forest City Realty Trust (FCRT), parent of Forest City New York, indicated that the real estate investment trust (REIT) "commenced a  Read more

On 9/6/17, when federal securities fraud and wire fraud charges were revealed against WFAN host Craig Carton, who allegedly misappropriated millions in a ticket-selling scam to pay gambling debts, I  Read more

According to the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning September 11, there's no new work coming in this period, compared to the previous period.That  Read more

Peter Krashes, More Filled Seats Magnifies the Message, 2009. Image courtesy of the artist. "Block Party," a new exhibition of Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park-related paintings opens Friday, 9/15/17 in midtown Manhattan and runs  Read more

Laurie CumboOne of the hardest-fought--and most bitter--races for City Council is the Democratic primary in the 35th District between incumbent Laurie Cumbo (previously director/founder of MoCADA) and one of her  Read more

I'll write later on the 35th Council District Democratic primary between incumbent Laurie Cumbo and challenger Ede Fox, but first, a note on the Green Party primary between Jabari Brisport and Scott Hutchins.It's something of a  Read more

The campaign for Brooklyn District Attorney concerns probably the most impactful office among contested races; see City Limits coverage here and Gotham Gazette coverage here.And for those looking for an Atlantic  Read more

He's said it before and it said it again, as Newsday reported yesterday:Nassau Coliseum not an option for Islanders, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says.“I don’t view the Nassau Coliseum as  Read more

The New York Post's well-sourced (but not always accurate) Josh Kosman had a scoop last night,Brooklyn Nets owner Prokhorov plans to sell the team:The Russian billionaire, unable to sell a  Read more

Last night at P.S. 9, just a very short walk from the eastern border of the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park site, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council and other organizations sponsored a forum  Read more

I'll have more coverage on this race.Tonight, from 7-8:30 pm, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council and other organizations are sponsoring a forum for candidates in the 35th Council District,  Read more

The Barclays Center today circulated a notice announcing its September 2017 calendar of ticketed events, which include six nights of concerts (two each per act), two New York Islanders pre-season  Read more

From a conversation between incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York magazine's Chris Smith:CS: In the most recent housing negotiations, you achieved two of your highest priorities — ending  Read more

Perhaps because its ambitions have scaled back, and perhaps because there are few truly contested races, Forest City New York (aka Forest City Ratner) has a more limited presence, as  Read more

From NetsDaily, signs that the Nets might make a profit for their owner, helped by one increase in revenue, plus a new source:The Nets negotiated a new TV rights deal  Read more

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