Saturday, March 17, 2007

Board votes down one-way proposal

Development: Park Slope community leaders unanimously rejected a city proposal to turn Sixth and Seventh avenues into one-way streets at a packed meeting Thursday night. Comment

Proof! City plan would create speedways

Development: There is now conclusive proof that cars have turned Park Slope’s one-way Eighth Avenue into a mini-speedway, lending credibility to residents’ fears about a proposal to turn Sixth and Seventh avenues into one-way streets. Comment

Boymelgreen: No new Brooklyn projects — for now

Development: Brooklyn’s luxury condo boom is petering out — at least according to one of the borough’s biggest developers, Shaya Boymelgreen. He talks about unions, Fourth Avenue as the new Park Avenue, and his support of Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards. Comment

Shaya Boymelgreen: The Brooklyn Paper interview

Development: In his own words: Developer Shaya Boymelgreen talks to The Brooklyn Paper. Comment

Prices up, but not as much

Development: Is Brooklyn’s real-estate bubble finally bursting? At the very least, it’s sprung a leak, according to a new report released last week. Comment

Truck you: Rolling out the unwelcome wagon

Development: They’ve tried inflatable rats. They’ve tried lawsuits. But now opponents of developer Shaya Boymelgreen are using a rolling ad truck to get their message out. Comment

The Ratner ripoff

Editorial: The Paper wants to know why the city is buying land for Bruce Ratner. Comment

City buys Ratner land: Councilmembers ask why

Atlantic Yards: Why is Mayor Bloomberg spending $100 million of your money to buy land for developer Bruce Ratner? Comment

Big shakeup — and big cost — at Brooklyn Bridge ‘Park’

Bridge ‘Park’: State development officials fired the chief planner of its Brooklyn Bridge Park project last week — and were forced to admit that the controversial housing and open-space development will cost twice as much as anticipated. Comments (1)

Still booming: Fourth Avenue starts to bear fruit for developer

Park Slope: Developer Shaya Boymelgreen says he’s going to stop building luxury condos in Brooklyn. But in the present tense, his high-end units are selling like hotdogs at a ballgame. Comment

Protect Fort Greene and Clinton Hill? Wait a few more months

Fort Greene: Wasn’t Fort Greene and Clinton Hill supposed to be downzoned by now? That’s what some residents are muttering. Comment

Wild meeting over the Green Church

Bay Ridge: Everyone in Bay Ridge believes the Green Church should be saved — everyone except the parishioners at this 100-year-old house of worship, that is. Comment
DUMBO: WEST DUMBO, March 13 — Allied forces announced today that the DUMBO Wall must come down. Comment

A great day for Lady

A great day for Lady

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner did not steal Patti Hagan’s dog — but the longtime Atlantic Yards opponent is happy to report that her precious pooch has been found. Comment

Railroad homes derailed again

Downtown plan: A new city report has again cast doubt on claims by residents of Duffield Street that their Downtown Brooklyn houses were part of the Underground Railroad. Comments (1)

Hospital to become condos

Development: A 105-year-old Cobble Hill landmark is on its way to condoville, thanks to its sale by Long Island College Hospital. Comment

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