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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Atlantic Yards dead

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner’s controversial Atlantic Yards project — which envisioned 16 skyscrapers, eight acres of open space, more than 2,250 units of below-market-rate housing, new top-of-the-line office space and a publicly financed basketball arena — now consists of little more than the arena and two scaled-back residential buildings, the developer told the New York Times last week. Comments (16)

For years, The Brooklyn Paper has untangled Bruce’s web of lies

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner has finally admitted that he can’t build Atlantic Yards in its current incarnation as a 16 skyscraper, hotel, residential and basketball arena project, a stunning admission that contradicts years of assurances from the developer. Of course, any reader of The Brooklyn Paper could have seen that Ratner’s project has been in trouble for years. Here’s a look back: Comments (1)

Take back the rail yards!

Editorial: Atlantic Yards is officially dead. Now, the state must grab the corpse from Bruce Ratner and save the project. Comments (1)

State: Ratner has no deadline for construction.

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner has not been given a deadline to complete the bulk of the Atlantic Yards project — including the 11 buildings that contain the vast majority of the promised 2,250 units of affordable housing and seven acres of open space, newly released documents show, prompting critics of the controversial project to blast it as a “bait and switch.” Comments (1)

Is arena facing all new review?

Atlantic Yards: Opponents of Atlantic Yards say the ballooning costs of the Frank Gehry-designed basketball arena will require state officials to re-approve the project — but state officials said no. Comments (1)

Coming soon to this old moviehouse

Bay Ridge: The site of the old Marboro Cinema is for sale! Comment

Friday, March 28, 2008

Toll Brothers testing the waters

Gowanus: A national real-estate developer best known for luxury suburban homebuilding got a warmer reception at Thursday night’s unveiling of the latest designs for a huge Gowanus project. Comments (4)

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