Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007

Ratner knew! City: Bruce endangered workers at Yards site

Atlantic Yards: Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner could have prevented the potentially deadly partial collapse of the Wards Bakery in April that sent bricks raining onto Pacific Street, according to a long-awaited Department of Buildings report. Comment

PR war in Coney

Coney Island: The city has brought in new troops in its ongoing public relations war against a would-be Coney Island developer, hiring a high-powered former state Assemblywoman for a new PR blitz a month before the fight is set to begin in earnest. Comment

Yassky schools Walentas on plan

DUMBO: A Brooklyn Heights lawmaker has blown a spitball at DUMBO real-estate baron David Walentas’s controversial plan for an 18-story, 400-unit complex near the Brooklyn Bridge by demanding that the 300-seat school — which was included in the project to generate support for the entire plan — actually be built in the state’s Brooklyn Bridge Park development nearby. Comment

Flippin’ out!

Flippin’ out!

Fort Greene: This boarded up brownstone, on Fulton Street between Clinton and Waverly avenues, was recently snapped up by a development group for $953,000, presumably to be converted into luxury condos. Comment

City now seeks ‘Railroad’ ties

Downtown plan: Oh the irony: After spending more than two years preparing for the demolition of Duffield Street homes that many believe were stations on the Underground Railroad, the Bloomberg Administration now says it wants to “to commemorate abolitionist activity that occurred in Brooklyn in the 1800s.” Comment

Nathan’s grandson chides Paper for pro-Thor editorial

Letters: This week’s mailbag is full of letters about our coverage of Thor Equities’ Coney Island plan, Borough President Markowitz’s dream of a Brooklyn Nordstrom, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, a bike lane on Ninth Street, an unstable stable near a construction site in Kensington, and, of course, our recent award as “Newspaper of the Year.” Comment

Barge pool gets new bus

Bridge ‘Park’: It’s now easier to get to the Floating Pool on the Brooklyn Heights waterfront. Comment

Downtown going Williamsburg

Downtown going Williamsburg

Downtown plan: A little bit of hipsterdom is on its way to a gritty intersection of Downtown Brooklyn. Comments (2)

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