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Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007

Images the Brooklyn Public Library doesn’t want you to see

Atlantic Yards: The Brooklyn Public Library censored a politically charged exhibit inspired by Atlantic Yards, free-speech advocates charged this week. Comments (3)

Clarke to Ratner: Fear the Wrath of Congress

Atlantic Yards: Rep. Yvette Clarke will hold congressional hearings on the Atlantic Yards development unless developer Bruce Ratner and Barclays amend their $400-million naming-rights agreement to her satisfaction, she told The Brooklyn Paper this week. Comment

Looney Mooney is back

Atlantic Yards: A man who set out to row himself across the Atlantic Ocean last year, but sank three hours into the journey, vows to complete his mission — and he hopes he’ll have Barclays behind him. Comments (3)

Fowl play: Fairway ducks foie gras flap

Red Hook: Animal-rights activists have mounted a campaign against Fairway to pressure Red Hook’s epicurean market to stop selling one of its trademark delicacies: foie gras. Comments (1)

Why say no to Wal-Mart?

Editorial: The Paper supports a Wal-Mart — with some caveats, of course — on the Fulton Mall. Comments (2)

Union haul: Labor leader says Wal-Mart has been stopped

Downtown plan: A planned protest of a proposed Wal-Mart at Albee Square turned into a victory rally when a labor leader reported that Wal-Mart actually isn’t coming. Comments (1)

Linking Ratnerville and Miss Oklahoma win

Letters: The mailbag is again filled with letters about Miss America and Bruce Ratner’s Barclays deal. Comment

Drink ’til you drop at Yards-area bar

Atlantic Yards: A neighborhood establishment wants you to come in and get completely wasted — and you can thank Bruce Ratner for it. Comment

‘Park’ will be spared during BQE repairs

Bridge ‘Park’: Long-overdue repair work on the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway will not devastate a soon-to-be-built waterfront park, state officials now say. Comment

Dixie Chicks who? Dan Zanes wins the big Grammy

Atlantic Yards: Brooklyn’s own Dan Zanes won his first Grammy this week. Comment

Roll ’em! Steiner Studio to grow

Fort Greene: Hollywood on the East River will double in size, city officials cheered this week. Comment

Architect fan to Spitzer: Save the Admirals Row

Fort Greene: A local preservationist has appealed to Gov. Spitzer in a last-ditch effort to save the century-old mansions in the Navy Yard’s Admirals Row, which will be demolished to make way for a supermarket. Comment

Ovington nearing history

Bay Ridge: The city Landmarks Preservation Commission is considering a request by residents to create a historic district on Ovington Avenue between Third and Ridge avenues. Comments (3)

New order for the court

Downtown: A nearly empty office building in Brooklyn Heights that once housed the Bankruptcy Court is being converted to condominiums. Comment

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