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Saturday, April 8, 2006

Ratner’s assembly buddies        

Atlantic Yards: One week ago, the state Assembly approved a $33-million subsidy for Bruce Ratner’s still-unapproved Atlantic Yards project. The allocation, stuffed as a line item inside the 2006-2007 budget for Education, Family Assistance and Labor, passed unanimously — and seven of 21 Brooklyn delegates further supported Ratner by contacting Speaker Sheldon Silver on his behalf. Here are what some Brooklyn delegates said about their vote. Comment

Brooklyn brew out at Freddy’s        

Atlantic Yards: Woe, Canada — Freddy’s Bar has joined the boycott of Brooklyn Brewery beer and has replaced the hometown suds with Labatt Blue. Comments (1)

Free parking for Forest City Ratner crew

Atlantic Yards: State officials will allow Forest City Ratner to use land along a two-block stretch of Atlantic Avenue for a massive above-ground parking lot. Comment

Bruce reamed over Yards ‘concession’        

Atlantic Yards: Developer Bruce Ratner said last week that he would shave 450 condos from the most-recent version of the Atlantic Yards mega-development — but the project is still one million square feet larger than the plan he first unveiled to considerable opposition in 2003. Comment

Lousy Labatt is new Bud

Brooklyn Angle: Full disclosure: I drank the first pint of Labatt’s at Freddy’s this week. Comment

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