Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007

Foes of Coney plan shut down meeting

Coney Island: A state senator who opposes Mayor Bloomberg’s Coney Island redevelopment plan claimed victory at the first public hearing on the proposal Monday night, boasting that he was able to shut down the meeting by bussing in hundreds of people to the event. Comments (1)

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007

More blood money

Atlantic Yards: Barclays, the slavery- and Apartheid-linked financial institution that paid Bruce Ratner $400 million for the naming rights to his Atlantic Yards arena, is bankrolling African strongman Robert Mugabe, the Sunday Times of London reported last week — prompting one Brooklyn leader to say “enough is enough” with the tarnished financial powerhouse. Comments (3)

Freaks: Bloomy saved Coney

Freaks: Bloomy saved Coney

Coney Island: Mayor Bloomberg was hailed as the savior of Coney Island this week, even as new questions emerged about his grand redevelopment vision — one that does not differ too greatly from the maligned Thor Equities plan it replaces. Comments (3)

End Barclays deal now

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper once again calls on Bruce Ratner to sever his relationship with Barclays, which has now been found to be propping up the dictatorial regime of African strongman Robert Mugabe. Comments (1)

Land grab at old union hall

Carroll Gardens: Workers have begun making preparations for the demolition of the old International Longshoremen’s Association union clinic on Court Street — and a coalition of residents and elected officials is hoping to stop the owners of the site from building a 21-story tower. Comments (1)

City: Save history on Duffield by paving over Duffield homes

Downtown plan: The city’s memorial to Brooklyn’s Underground Railroad history will sit atop an underground parking lot that will be built where the very Abolitionist history being commemorated is said to have actually happened. Comments (1)
Fort Greene: The Broken Angel may be topless, but don’t call her fallen. Comment

Coney Island’s future is in good hands: Bloomy’s

Letters: Our mailbag is bursting with letters about Coney Island, the invasion of the nuthatches, Sen. Charles Schumer’s “painful’ support for new Attorney General Michael Mukasey, a gay and lesbian political group’s rejection of Atlantic Yards, and a new rivalry on the muddy Gowanus Canal. Comment

Finger fate in city hands

Williamsburg: A city panel says it needs to know that construction on Williamsburg’s notorious “finger building” will be safe and secure before it can allow the developer to complete the project or leave it where it is today: at the middle knuckle. Comment
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Mayor Bloomberg flushed plans to demolish a seven-story sewage sludge tank on the Greenpoint waterfront last week, and 300-units of affordable housing and several acres of open space went down the toilet with it, local watchdogs say. Comment

Gold St seeing triple

Downtown plan: Despite earlier reports that an apartment project on the site of the McDonald’s at Tillary and Gold streets would consist of just one building, the developer told The Brooklyn Paper this week that he’s actually going to give birth to three. Comment

F-train courtyard legal twist

F-train courtyard legal twist

Carroll Gardens: It’s no wonder that a controversial developer now says he won’t build atop the popular courtyard at the Carroll Street entrance to the F train — he doesn’t own the land, according to a muckraking former Assemblyman. Comment

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