Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004

Hoop dream a nightmare for residents, businesses in path of Ratner project        

Atlantic Yards: Mike Leonardos has been serving hot coffee and two-egg specials at the Silver Spoon diner on Flatbush Avenue for more than 20 years. Comment

Nets arena at the Atlantic Yards could end Coney’s Sportsplex dream

Atlantic Yards: Developer Bruce Ratner’s plan to bring the New Jersey Nets to Brooklyn could jeopardize plans to build a Coney Island amateur athletics arena, known as Sportsplex, which had recently gained new life as a possible venue for volleyball in the city’s bid to host the 2012 summer Olympics. Comment

CB2 vote on D’town Plan rescheduled

Atlantic Yards: Community Board 2 will vote on the Downtown Brooklyn Plan at a rescheduled meeting on Feb. 3 in the auditorium of Brooklyn Technical High School, on DeKalb Avenue at Fort Greene Place, at 6 pm. Comment

CB6 feeling shut out by Ratner

Atlantic Yards: When real estate developer Bruce Ratner pulled back the curtain on his colossal $2.5 billion plan to convert a swath of Prospect Heights into a Frank Gehry-designed neighborhood of apartments and offices centered around a professional basketball arena, there wasn’t an empty seat in the house. Comment


Atlantic Yards: As Brooklyn residents and elected and appointed officials digest the news that developer Bruce Ratner wants to build a colossal, $2.5 billion residential and commercial complex at Atlantic Terminal that would house his newly acquired New Jersey Nets, a far less publicized major rezoning plan that would pack Downtown Brooklyn with sweeping skyscrapers is rolling full steam ahead. Comment


Atlantic Yards: It’s the most exciting Brooklyn news in five decades. Comment

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