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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Wrong way! Park Slope united against Seventh and Sixth avenue one-way conversions

Atlantic Yards: City officials backtracked a bit this week from a bombshell proposal to convert Seventh and Sixth avenues into one-way thoroughfares, saying the much-reviled proposal would be killed if residents reject it at a meeting next week. Comments (1)

Slope going nuts over ‘insane’ one-way plan

Letters: The plan to make Seventh and Sixth avenues into one-way thoroughfares filled the mailbag; also, letters about the F train, postal service, Whole Foods and censorship. Comment

Little guy beats Ratner in not-so-little case

Atlantic Yards: A state judge has ruled that a backroom deal between Bruce Ratner and another big-time developer for control of a key piece of real estate in the Atlantic Yards footprint was “improper.” Comment

Bruce’s Yards built on lies

Editorial: This week brought yet more evidence that Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards mega-project is built on a foundation of deception. Comment

Marty goes on the record on Barclays

Atlantic Yards: Borough President Markowitz gives us his opinion on Bruce Ratner’s naming-rights deal with a slavery-linked British bank. Comment

When will Atlantic Yards be done? Depends on which Ratner you ask

Atlantic Yards: The Nets arena will open a year later than promised — and the rest of Atlantic Yards won’t be done until 2022 — six years behind schedule, two key officials said this week, contradicting a promises by Bruce Ratner that the mini-city would be completed on schedule by 2016. Comment

Coney Island looks like bomb hit it

Coney Island: Joe Sitt is clearing land throughout Coney Island, even as his $2-billon Vegas-on-the-Boardwalk plan appears stalled. Comments (2)

Corcoran’s still hot on the Hook

Carroll Gardens: Barbara Corcoran’s vanity property in Red Hook isn’t moving. Comment

A deluxe singles bar in the sky

Downtown plan: The tallest singles club in Brooklyn is open for business. Comment

Save the Green Church. Why?

Yellow Hooker: Our columnist takes a contrary view about saving a Bay Ridge church that is slated to be torn down for condos. Comments (1)

Slope goes down wrong-way street

PS … I Love You: In what seems like a monthly endeavor, our columnist attended yet another forum on where Park Slope is headed — and left cynical as ever. Comment

Fight to save church needs Hail Mary

Bay Ridge: Preservationists and residents are cursing an unholy plan to tear down one of Bay Ridge’s most distinctive churches to make room for luxury condos. Comment

Walentas ‘Independence’ plan back on track

Development: A Cobble Hill apartment building project that was temporarily suspended last year is back in full swing. Comment

Saving Bruce Ratner’s cats

Atlantic Yards: While opponents of Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project continue to work around the clock — figuratively — to block the developer’s wrecking ball, cat lovers are working around the clock — literally — to rescue a colony of feral felines who are also about to lose their homes to make room for the 16-tower mega-project. Comment

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