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Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007

Ride on! Sitt gives Coney Island fave Astroland a new lease on life

Coney Island: Astroland — the beloved Coney Island amusement park that supposedly closed shop for good this fall — has gotten a one-year stay of execution. Comment

Gays won’t shack up with Bruce

Atlantic Yards: A prominent gay and lesbian political club came out against Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards mega-development on Monday night — even as the developer and Borough President Markowitz are still discussing creating a gay community center in a Ratner-owned building Downtown. Comments (1)

Green building goes dark; Yards shadows KO plan for solar power

Atlantic Yards: A cadre of local elected officials broke ground on what will be Brooklyn’s largest eco-friendly residential development to date — but the solar panels that were to be the building’s crowning element had to be scrapped because they would never get light once the Atlantic Yards project is completed across the street. Comments (1)

Council trims Two Trees plan

Carroll Gardens: A Council subcommittee on Tuesday turned down a controversial proposal by a powerful developer to build apartments at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Court Street, the first step towards a full rejection of a building that sought to become the first exception to 50-foot height limit of the Cobble Hill Historic District. Comment

Big step forward for Downtown

Editorial: A plan for retail stores in the ground floor of the Municipal Building is a major step in the right direction towards revitalizing the entire area — a common-sense move long resisted by Metrotech builder Bruce Ratner. Comments (1)

Municipal mall

Downtown plan: Brooklyn’s dour Municipal Building — where generations of lovers have gotten their marriage licenses and tax scofflaws have paid their fines — will ground-floor shops on Court Street under a plan being pushed by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. Comment

Hipsters’ parents get rooms of their own

Williamsburg: If you want your parents to visit you in Williamsburg this holiday season, but you don’t want their stay to interfere with your band’s rehearsal in the living room, then your life is about to become simpler in the next few weeks when Hotel Le Jolie becomes the first hotel in North Brooklyn. Comment

Bridge Park people ready to listen

Bridge ‘Park’: Leaders of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy want you to help decide what kind of recreational activities should be available when the proposed park is finally built. Comments (4)

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