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Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006


Atlantic Yards: The Atlantic Yards project is a threat to one of America’s national treasures — Brooklyn’s brownstone blocks — two preservation groups charged this week, citing new state renderings that show 15-story illuminated advertising billboards on either side of the development’s main building. Comment

Ratner to pony-up rent

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner is paying the rent. Comment

‘For sale’ sign on Astrotower

Coney Island: For sale: One, 1960s-era, 275-foot-tall sightseeing tower, more than slightly used. Comment

Ratner stoop really blows

Atlantic Yards: Architect Frank Gehry has said the “front stoop” at the foot of his “Miss Brooklyn” tower will be a great place to hang out and read the paper or eat a sandwich at an outdoor bistro table. Comment

$11M to tear down buildings on Fulton

Development: A real-estate developer has forked over nearly $11 million for a row of run-down, one-story storefronts near the Fulton Mall — and he’s planning something big (although how big remains to be seen). Comment

Inside the orbit of Shelly Silver

Atlantic Yards: After the Empire State Development Corporation approves Atlantic Yards — as it is expected to do imminently — the project will be weighed by the state’s Public Authorities Control Board, whose membership is limited to New York’s three most-powerful men: Gov. Pataki, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno (R-Rensselaer) and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan). Comment

State is studying BQE shelf repairs

Development: A wider highway with new connections to the Brooklyn waterfront could replace the deteriorating, always-clogged decked section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway that runs under the famed Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Comment

Mama Mia! New center for Hurst

Development: Bensonhurst may soon look like a community of Michelangelo-sculpted Davids, thanks to the Federation of Italian American Organizations, which announced this week that it will begin building an athletic and cultural facility in the neighborhood this spring. Comment

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