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Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006

Bowing to Bruce

Atlantic Yards: Update: See breaking story. Comment

City follows Ratner lead

Atlantic Yards: Just weeks after Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner floated a plan to trim the size of his 8.65-million-square-foot mega-project by 6- to 8 percent, the City Planning Commission rubberstamped that notion on Wednesday. Comment

Cruise bus snub drives them mad

Red Hook: The city’s new cruise ship terminal is starting to cause some rough waves in Red Hook. Comment

Will anti-Yards fight go on?

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards appears headed for approval later this fall, but opponents say they’ll just take their fight to the courtroom. Here are two legal strategies. Comment

Atlantic Yards Countdown

Atlantic Yards: The Empire State Development Corporation invited Brooklynites to comment on the agency’s draft environmental impact statement for the Atlantic Yards project by the end of the public-comment period on Sept. 29. We asked our readers to send copies of their testimony to newsroom@ brooklynpapers.com. Here is this week’s response. Comment

Downtown BID-ing for the future

Downtown plan: A coalition of local property owners wants to clean up a gritty corner of Downtown Brooklyn through the formation of a new business improvement district. Comment

Fourth Avenue on the rise

Our invitation to Ratner

Editorial: We ran into Forest City Ratner Vice President Bruce Bender in front of Park Slope’s PS 321 the other day. We’ve known Bender for a long time and we like talking with him — even though he goes to town on us like we were a Peter Luger porterhouse. Comment

Brooklyn nabes to state: Scrap Yards study

Atlantic Yards: Just hours before the close of the public comment period for the Atlantic Yards draft environmental impact statement, leaders of 28 Brooklyn neighborhood groups went to the Manhattan headquarters of the Empire State Development Corporation and demanded the state agency scrap its flawed DEIS of Bruce Ratner’s $4.2-billion mega-project. Comment

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