Saturday, June 23, 2007

Coney Island: Mega-developer Joe Sitt says that Coney Island responded “Go, Joe, go” when he showed off his revamped plan to transform the area’s beleaguered amusement area — but actually the neighborhood is saying, “No, Joe, no.” Comment

Let Joe Sitt build

Editorial: The Paper urges the city to get out of the way and let the market dictate what developer Joe Sitt can build in Coney Island. Comment
Atlantic Yards: A man is sleeping in a Dean Street gallery window. It must be about Atlantic Yards, right? Comment

16 Court tower goes for $107M

Downtown plan: Brooklyn’s tallest office building was sold on Wednesday for $107.5 million to Manhattan’s largest office landlord — and the new owner immediately distanced himself from rumors that the building be converted to luxury residential use like many others in the neighborhood. Comment

Schermerhorn rising

Schermerhorn rising

Downtown plan: Schermerhorn Street — long home to parking lots, litter, a food stamp distribution center, job placement offices and a Hare Krishna temple — is finally joining the rest of the Downtown Brooklyn residential boom. Comment

Marty would be great as a Bush appointee

Letters: Our full mailbag includes letters about Borough President Markowitz’s purge of Community Board 6 members, the annual hot dog-eating contest in Coney Island, Bay Ridge’s historic Green Church, a claim that The Brooklyn Paper is sexist (what else is new?!), and concern about God. Comment
Downtown plan: A city-funded report that denies any Underground Railroad activity along Duffield Street isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on, said a handful of historians, Councilmembers and ticked off residents at a rally on Tuesday. Comments (1)
Fort Greene: A controversial 18-story tower will rise over Clinton Hill, despite the community’s frantic efforts to quash the project, and a lawmaker’s push to make such towers illegal. Comment

… but downzone’s on the way

Rezoning: Fort Greene and Clinton Hill leaders presented a united front before the City’s Planning Commission on Wednesday — despite some internal squabbling — in a push to get the city to restrict building size in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Comment
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