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Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007

Atlantic Yards cost skyrockets; Opponents scream as Bloomy quietly doubles taxpayer subsidy

Atlantic Yards: The city has doubled its contribution to Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project — and Mayor Bloomberg admitted this week that there was no limit to how much the city could spend on “infrastructure improvements” in and around the developer’s 16-tower mini-city. Comment

More blacks insulted by Bruce

Atlantic Yards: A prominent Fort Greene minister will lead a protest to condemn Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner’s $400-million deal with Barclays, a bank linked to the slave trade. Comment

Why they lie

Editorial: The truth is the first casualty of development in Brooklyn. Otherwise, how would today’s generation of Master Builders pick your pocket? Comment

Small victory over Ratner

Atlantic Yards: An Atlantic Yards opponent who still owns land in the footprint of the skyscraper-and-arena-project has won a small victory against developer Bruce Ratner — though it may not keep him out of jail. Comment

Is the tide turning on Paper’s ‘Blood Money’ page one?

Letters: The Paper’s mailbag is once again filled with anger from Atlantic Yards supporters — plus some support. Comment

All Drawn Out

Roadblock! City not ready to yield to Thor

Coney Island: City planners have thrown up a roadblock to an ambitious plan to turn Coney Island’s rundown amusement area into a Vegas-style theme park complete with a hotel, a new roller-coaster, entertainment venues and hundreds of units of housing. The housing, apparently, is the problem. Comments (2)

Trump Eyeing Brooklyn?

Development: Donald Trump is so jealous of Bruce Ratner that he now has his eye on Brooklyn. Comment

Heights group to state: Show us the money

Bridge ‘Park’: Now even supporters of the state’s “Brooklyn Bridge Park” plan are questioning how much luxury housing must be in the development. Comment

One hand ignoring the other on Brooklyn waterfront; BQE project would devastate proposed Brooklyn Bridge ‘Park’

Bridge ‘Park’: Long-overdue renovations to a key stretch of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway would destroy a soon-to-be-built park on the waterfront — and the state agency doing the roadwork isn’t talking to the state agency building the adjacent park. Comment

‘Hippie’ dream at Brooklyn Bridge ‘Park’

Bridge ‘Park’: The designers of the so-called Brooklyn Bridge Park have called in the “old German hippies” to design a funky new playground. Comment

Dockworkers love Eliot

Red Hook: Longshoreman in Red Hook believe Gov. Spitzer will save them from a city plan to shut down the cargo port. Comment

Friday, Feb. 2, 2007

Barclays: No ‘blood money’ here

Atlantic Yards: A British bank that is under fire from black leaders for profiting from the slave trade centuries ago is fighting back, issuing a long-awaited statement that claims the allegation “is simply not true.” Comment

From the editor: Our Barclays coverage

Editorial: Barclays has requested a retraction from this newspaper (and others) for stories about the bank’s link to slavery and other dark moments in human history. Comment

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