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Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006

Lawsuit targets Ratner’s ‘domain’

Atlantic Yards: A long-anticipated war against the state’s condemnation of private property for Atlantic Yards begins today. Comment

‘Whole’ lot of parking

Atlantic Yards: Plans for Brooklyn first Whole Foods supermarket are getting bigger — and the gridlock won’t just be in the grocery aisles. Comment

The real ghost stories of Brooklyn

Development: Left adrift by the flood of gentrification, abandoned to the ravages of time, ghost houses hide among the perfect facades of million-dollar brownstones, only to catch the innocent passer-by unawares with their ghastly faces. Comments (1)

Holy irony! Church named for a garden sells it

Development: A Park Slope church is willing to destroy its garden to save itself. Comment

Atlantic Yards foes walk against Bruce

Atlantic Yards: Several hundred walkers participating in the second-annual Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn “walkathon” raised enough to cover plenty of billable hours in the group’s legal battle against the Atlantic Yards mega-development. Comment

Bloomy attacks state board set to approve Yards

Atlantic Yards: Without mentioning Atlantic Yards by name, Mayor Bloomberg signaled last week that he’ll side with opponents of Bruce Ratner’s mega-development in a coming legal battle against the “undemocratic” process that is pushing the project to its likely approval later this year. Comment

Let’s go shopping at the Navy Yard!

Development: City officials this week heralded a $100-million expansion of the Brooklyn Navy Yards as an engine that would create 800 new jobs — and bring a much-needed supermarket — for the hardscrabble neighborhood. Comment

Developers check out Kings

Development: City officials ushered star-struck developers through the decaying Loew’s Kings movie palace this week — and the real-estate visionaries left with one thought: Lights, camera, action. Comment

Heights pier to house boat pool

Development: A barge containing a swimming pool will be tugged to the Brooklyn Heights waterfront next week, the culmination of a week-long voyage that has taken the barge from Louisiana, around the tip of Florida and up the Atlantic Coast. Comment

Fire stations go on market

Development: Two years after angering residents of Cobble Hill and Williamsburg by closing their sole firehouses, the city is again drawing fire for this week’s announcement that the buildings themselves might be sold. Comment

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