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Saturday, April 19, 2008

A good Coney compromise

Editorial: The future of Coney Island looks brighter than ever, thanks to a deal between the city and Joe Sitt — an agreement that The Paper long advocated. Comment

Ikea to open June 18

Red Hook: Ikea will open its Red Hook store on June 18, the home-furnishing powerhouse announced on Wednesday, giving eager shoppers a date to circle on their calendars, but starting a doomsday countdown for foes who say the store will ruin the neighborhood. Comments (5)

Pols: Stop Bruce now

Atlantic Yards: The construction of Atlantic Yards project must be halted immediately until developer Bruce Ratner commits — in writing — to building the full state-approved project, three councilmembers demanded this week. Comment

A ‘narrow’ definition

Rezoning: The city will tweak an arcane zoning rule to restrict the scale of new construction on several blocks of Carroll Gardens. Comment

Troubled bridges over ‘park’ water

Bridge ‘Park’: One of the main design elements of the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park is in jeopardy because it could harm underwater life. Comments (3)

Walentas to keep ‘cabanas’

Carroll Gardens: David Walentas has won permission to finish his hotly contested Atlantic Avenue apartments with possible rooftop cabanas, despite concerns of local preservationists that it skirts height limits in the Cobble Hill historic district. Comments (2)

Gowanus lounge: City chooses greenspace at old brownfield

Gowanus: The city has chosen a developer to turn a contaminated Gowanus property into hundreds of apartments and a waterfront esplanade — and the winning bidder is already looking to expand the scope of the project. Comment

‘Sponge’ Bob unveils canal park

Gowanus: Here’s yet another park that’s being proposed for the banks of the Gowanus Canal. Yes, parks along the Gowanus. Comments (1)

Parking lot paradise on waterfront

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A weed-strewn parking lot on the border of Greenpoint and Williamsburg will bloom with a lush waterfront area, a cutting-edge building topped with a slanted lawn and a playing field under the latest city plan to create a world-class waterfront park. Comments (1)

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