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Saturday, June 2, 2007

CB6 member to resign in protest: Says Marty’s purge makes boards “meaningless”

Atlantic Yards: Web Exclusive: A veteran member of Community Board 6 will resign next Monday to protest the politically motivated axing of nine board colleagues who voted against Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards mega-development — and he’s urging his fellow panelists to do the same. Comment

Power Lies! It turns out state was wrong — A’Yards will tax electric service, raising rates

Atlantic Yards: The Atlantic Yards project is partly responsible for the sharp energy rate hikes requested last week by Con Edison, according to the company’s own officials — apparently contradicting a state’s assessment last year that the mega-development would have only an “insignificant” impact on the energy grid. Comment

How Marty’s Cunard cruise made history

Red Hook: Borough President Markowitz was the first city official to ever lecture on a cruise ship while still in office, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comment

Albee shopowners vow to fight

Downtown plan: Albee Square Mall shop owners and community activists vowed to fight a plan to demolish the mall and create a residential and commercial high-rise. Comment

Circus is coming to Coney Island

Coney Island: Coney Island is not dead yet, apparently. The carnival community will crawl with freaks for at least a few more days this summer, thanks to 13 performances by the Cole Bros. Circus, starting on July 30. Comment

Small businesses evicted for Downtown Plan skyscraper

Downtown plan: A handful of small business owners on Willoughby Street have become the latest victims of Downtown’s booming real-estate market. They’re being evicted to make room a $208-million, 30-story tower. Comments (1)

‘Ello, Gov’nor

Red Hook: Brooklyn Borough President Markowitz took the maiden voyage of the New York Water Taxi from Red Hook to Governors Island on Wednesday, a photo-op to promote a new summerlong service between Brooklyn and the historic, tear-drop-shaped island. Comment

5th Ave facility moves forward

Park Slope: A controversial supportive housing facility proposed for Fifth Avenue moved forward last week when the City Planning Commission gave its approval for the five-story, 49-unit building at what is currently a municipal parking lot on 16th Street. Comment

Yards renters to appeal ruling

Atlantic Yards: A group of renters in the Atlantic Yards footprint say they will appeal the dismissal of their case. Comment

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