Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006

Planners again consider Promenade ‘park’ link

Bridge ‘Park’: A controversial connection between the famed Brooklyn Heights Promenade and a proposed development along the Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO waterfront is back on the table. Comment

Badillo: Luxury apartments at Columbia piers

Red Hook: Republican insider and political power broker Herman Badillo has submitted a bid to turn Brooklyn’s last working port into a 1,500-unit housing development and a campus for charter schools and a college. Comment

Follow the Yards money

Editorial: All of Brooklyn owes a debt of gratitude to an umbrella coalition called the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods — not only because the group has put out the most detailed study of the state’s analysis of Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project, but, in doing so, has shown once again the value of independent experts operating outside of Albany’s closed-door meetings and smoke-filled rooms. Comment

City: Time to make Loew’s fit for Kings

Development: City officials have raised the curtain on their latest effort to save the Loew’s Kings Theater — the historic-but-decaying movie palace where Barbra Streisand once ushered. Comment

Many problems with Atlantic Yards

Atlantic Yards: The 73-day public comment period for Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project ended after we went to press last week — and the Sept. 29 deadline brought about a flurry of reports, analyses and submissions from project opponents and supporters. Comment

Clarifying last week’s Atlantic Yards coverage

Atlantic Yards: One of last week’s front page stories, Council of Nabes: Yards not so bad, reported that the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods, a coalition of more than three dozen community groups, had found flaws with the state’s draft environmental impact statement for the Atlantic Yards project, yet not so many flaws that the DEIS needed to be scrapped. Comment

Affordable housing plan for Hook, Slope lots

Development: Eight vacant lots in Red Hook and Park Slope will become homes to lower- and middle-income families, as part of a citywide effort to increase affordable housing. Comment

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