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Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006

Park backers lose waterfront lawsuit

Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Heights residents who sued to block the state’s plan to include condos in the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront development vowed to appeal this week’s dismissal of their case. Comment


Atlantic Yards: The Brooklyn skyline has been changing for years, but now everyone is taking notice. Comment

Developer adds Astroland to his Coney Island kingdom

Coney Island: Coney Island’s Astroland amusement park was sold this week to a real-estate developer who plans to tear down the family-run carnival to make way for a $1.5-billion fantasyland of hotels, movie theaters, neon-lit shops, beachfront luxury condos and even a few new rides. Comment

City to Scarano: Get buildings up to code

Development: The city will prohibit some residents from moving into a building designed by Robert Scarano if Brooklyn’s bad-boy architect does not bring their units up to code. Comment

Thor is god of Coney

Editorial: The news this week that a Coney Island real-estate developer will raze Astroland and build a $1.5-billion, Vegas-like menagerie was greeted with the usual hue and cry from nostalgia-addled Brooklynites who remember the “glory days” of Coney Island. Comment

Empire warehouses could be home to concert hall

Bridge ‘Park’: DUMBO’s long-vacant Empire Stores warehouse is being eyed for a new performing arts venue within the proposed condo-and-open-space development commonly referred to as “Brooklyn Bridge Park,” state officials said this week. Comment


Atlantic Yards: State lawyers this week slammed a suit seeking to block the Atlantic Yards mega-development as nothing but a “fishing expedition” designed to delay the imminent approval of the $4.2-billion project. Comment

March for Flatbush Ave traffix

Atlantic Yards: While thousands of Brooklynites took advantage of the day after Thanksgiving to shop, more than a dozen Atlantic Yards protesters used “Black Friday” to highlight the gridlock that even supporters of the project say cannot be remedied. Comment

Grass menagerie

Development: The controversial carpet of plastic grass is finally in place at Cadman Plaza Park. Let the games begin (and the squabbling continue)! Comment

Coney hot for development, cool to housing

Coney Island: Coney Island is strongly behind developer Joe Sitt’s $1.5-billion plan to transform the rundown amusement area into a mini-Las Vegas — but a sizable minority does not want to see new housing be part of the mix. Comment

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