Saturday, May 5, 2007

Magic’s latest trick

Fort Greene: Basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson is in talks with Councilwoman Letita James (D–Fort Greene) and a prominent Clinton Hill pastor to build affordable housing in the fast-gentrifying neighborhood, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comment

Council takes up ‘Railroad’ fight

Downtown plan: The battle over whether the Underground Railroad passed through seven houses on Duffield and Gold streets made it this week to the City Council, which could block a city plan to destroy the houses for a hotel parking lot. Comment

Save the Duffield Seven!

Editorial: The Paper opposes a city plan to tear down seven houses linked to the Underground Railroad. Comment
Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner’s demolition of the Ward Bakery inside the Atlantic Yards footprint remains blocked by city officials, a week after hundreds of pounds of debris crashed onto Pacific Street as workers began tearing apart the historic building. Comment

Meet the new Yards

Atlantic Yards: It’s back to the drawing board for the Atlantic Yards — they wish. Comment

Not just Ikea: Red Hook waterfront could become big box Mecca

Red Hook: The site of a future Ikea in Red Hook could also be home to other big box chains. Comments (1)

‘Concrete’ plans

Red Hook: A 90-foot-high monument to industrial decline — a set of grain silos in Red Hook — will soon return to service. Comments (2)
Park Slope: The Stoop solves the mystery of those five abandoned buildings on supposedly booming Fourth Avenue. Comment

Friday, May 4, 2007

Judge: What is ‘Yards’ benefit?

Atlantic Yards: A State Supreme Court justice opened a long-awaited legal challenge against Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards mega-development on Thursday by grilling state lawyers over whether the project has a substantial enough “public benefit” to justify condemning privately owned buildings and turning then over to the developer. Comment

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