Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006

Camera shy

Atlantic Yards: One of the remaining property owners in the footprint of the proposed Atlantic Yards project is suing developer Bruce Ratner for mounting a surveillance camera in his building, and then having him arrested for taking it down. Comment

Aquarium designs are Coney’s latest freak show

Development: Will the next freak in the Coney Island be a 50-foot jellyfish, a phosphorescent whale with a gaping mouth or the architectural love child of a Beluga and the Cyclone? Comment

Stop hiding, Gargano

Editorial: Just who does Charles Gargano think he’s working for — the public that pays his salary or developer Bruce Ratner? Comment

Church conversion halted in Fort Greene

Development: A developer’s plan to turn a 118-year-old Fort Greene church into a playground for the rich was temporarily derailed last month by city landmarks officials who took issue with the scale of the 13-condo project. Comment

Steps taken to save mansion

Development: The city Landmarks Preservation Commission has taken up the cause of protecting a Civil War–era mansion in Clinton Hill that is slated to be torn down for luxury condos, The Brooklyn Papers has learned. Comment

New Yorker critic slams Gehry

Atlantic Yards: A card-carrying member of the Manhattan establishment has turned on Bruce Ratner’s starchitect, Frank Gehry, calling his design for the Atlantic Yards project “a large part of the problem.” Comment

DDDB walks for buck$

Atlantic Yards: Raising money to fight Bruce Ratner has never been as healthy, delicious or entertaining as it will be next week. Comment

Lawmaker: Give us Atlantic Yards info!

Atlantic Yards: Journalists and opponents of the Atlantic Yards aren’t the only ones complaining that the mega-project’s lead state agency is withholding public information — now a local state legislator is making the same claim. Comment

Casket company is packing it in

Development: Only the dead leave Brooklyn. Comments (2)

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