Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007

Where will Apple fall?

Development: One byte-sized rumor about an Apple store coming to Brooklyn sparked a borough-wide fit of drooling as iMac lovers fantasized about caressing Steve Jobs’s latest products without having to leave the borough. Comment
Atlantic Yards: A coalition of community-based urban planners will unveil a new alternative to Bruce Ratner’s state-approved, already-under-construction Atlantic Yards mega-project on Monday, calling it the last best hope for sensible development on the controversial Prospect Heights site. Comment

Sitt on it

Coney Island: Embattled Coney Island developer Joe Sitt will allow the carnie attractions that line the fabled Boardwalk to remain open another year without a raise in rent — and it looks like Astroland may be next to get the long-awaited stay of execution. Comments (1)

Now 3rd Av is growing up

Park Slope: Looks like gritty Third Avenue is trying on big sister’s clothes now that the developer of Hotel Le Bleu and architect Karl Fischer are planning a glitzy office tower. Comment

All drawn out

Coney Island: Our cartoonist’s take. Comment

Who’s your daddy? Los Papi’s will close to make room for more condos

DUMBO: Los Papi’s, the Spanish-American eatery that’s been dishing out rice and beans for nearly a quarter-century, will close to make way for a seven-story residential tower. Comments (1)

Landlord and tenants face off

Fort Greene: A high-octane development company that bought two rent-subsidized buildings in Fort Greene is fighting back against charges that it is trying to push out tenants to make room for bigger-bucks residents. Comments (1)

Institute is expanding

Institute is expanding

Fort Greene: Pratt has a fancy new building. Comment

Fort Greene group hears chatter

Fort Greene: New Fort Greene Association Chairwoman Ursula Hegewisch ran through a laundry list of priorities as she made her debut at the group’s first meeting of the fall on Monday night — and then she promptly got an earful from residents eager to discuss their own projects and concerns. Comment

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