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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Questions Ratner still hasn’t answered

Editorial: This week, Bruce Ratner finally responded to a question from The Brooklyn Paper — the first time in a year. So why does he ususually dodge? Because he doesn’t want you to know the truth. Comment

Ratner moves to protect wall of art

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner will protect the legacy of Sol LeWitt, a world-famous conceptual artist who had a workshop in one of the Prospect Heights buildings the developer plans to raze for his Atlantic Yards mega-development. Comment

Clarke: Save Duffield Houses

Downtown: Rep. Yvette Clarke threw her support behind the owners of several Downtown Brooklyn houses who claim their buildings were once part of the Underground Railroad. Comment

City: Make big house bigger

Development: City Corrections officials are inviting developers to pitch plans for the (big) house of their dreams. Comment

Battle over Fifth Ave housing

Park Slope: Supporters of a plan to build low-income studio apartments in the South Slope fought back against Borough President Markowitz’s surprise rejection of the proposal, storming a hearing this week to urge the city to move forward with the plan. Comments (1)

Dyker downzone moves ahead

Rezoning: A city plan to block over-development in low-rise Dyker Heights moved another step closer to reality this week as a local civic association backed the proposal. Comment

One week later, pols bury Yards tunnel plan

Atlantic Yards: Two Brooklyn lawmakers have already abandoned their week-old proposal to dig a tunnel under the proposed Atlantic Yards project as a way of fixing the mega-development’s anticipated traffic — a sad foreshadow of how difficult it will be to find a solution to the coming traffic snarl at the intersection of Flatbush, Atlantic and Fourth avenues. Comment

Unbuilt arena already in the way

Development: The city hasn’t demapped the northern-most block of Fifth Avenue to make room for Bruce Ratner’s basketball arena, but the Department of Transportation is already acting as if the street no longer exists, announcing Wednesday that it will reroute a Park Slope bus line next month. Comment

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