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Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007

Beep blocks a part of Joe’s

Downtown plan: The developer bringing Trader Joe’s to the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Court Street faced an unlikely opponent this week — the supermarket’s biggest fan, Borough President Markowitz. Comment

Walentas vs. Goliaths

DUMBO: The neighborhood activists who successfully opposed DUMBO real-estate kingpin David Walentas’s 2003 plan for a residential tower near the Brooklyn Bridge have stepped up again to defeat his new proposal for the Dock Street site. Comments (1)

Marty’s varying views

Editorial: A single extra story — 10 feet! — drew the ire of Borough President Markowitz last week when the Beep recommended that the city deny a developer, Two Trees Management, a variance to build a little higher. Comment

This time, it’s Guttman under fire

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Williamsburg and Greenpoint residents were shocked to learn that Joshua Guttman, the notorious developer whose Greenpoint Terminal Market mysteriously burned down last May, has been pursuing new projects without being held accountable for a host of building violations. Comment

City blocks Clinton Street tower

Downtown: Brooklyn Heights preservationists hailed a decision by the Department of Buildings to block a developer from adding six stories onto an already nine-story building at the corner of Clinton and Montague street. Comment

Dancespace fever in Fort Greene

Greene Acres: A local developer is back in the mix to help develop the BAM Cultural District — and that’s good news. Comment

Readers respond to The Paper’s Arabic school coverage, editorial

Letters: Our Inbox was stuffed with letters about our coverage of the Khalil Gibran International Academy, our coverage of Councilman Simcha Felder (in a note from the Councilman himself!), the development of Coney Island, parrots in Park Slope, a neighborhood brothel, luxury development Downtown, and a strange omission on Borough President Markowitz’s Web site. Comment

Beep approves Depot

Bay Ridge: A plan to build a new Home Depot and 214 units of housing atop a vacant Bay Ridge railyard moved a step closer to reality after gaining the approval of Borough President Markowitz last week. Comment

Beep approves Century 21 lot

Bay Ridge: Borough President Markowitz signed off on Century 21’s plan to turn an old bowling alley into a six-story parking garage. Comment

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