Saturday, April 26, 2008

Bay Ridge: Workers exhumed 211 bodies from the crypt of Bay Ridge’s “Green Church,” moving the 108-year-old house of worship closer to its long-slated, but much-protested demolition. Comments (2)

Comptroller: Let’s sell the House of D

Downtown: Comptroller Bill Thompson has called for the city to sell the Brooklyn House of Detention on Atlantic Avenue, despite a city plan to reopen the jail and double its capacity. Comment

Mega-rally to stop mega-project

Atlantic Yards: Three local groups that haven’t agreed on how to fight the Atlantic Yards development will put aside their differences to demand a halt in demolition work on the project at a mega-rally next Saturday. Comments (1)

City to Thor: Take Coney plan or leave it

Coney Island: City officials say their revised vision for Coney Island, which includes new attractions, hotels and retail alongside a downsized amusement park, must win over skeptical elected officials and private landowners — or else. Comments (2)

Sponge on the canal

Sponge on the canal

Gowanus: The banks of the Gowanus Canal would become pollution-sucking sponges thanks to an innovative plan put forward this week by the Gowanus Canal Conservancy — but details for implementation remain as murky as the canal’s notorious waters. Comments (1)

‘Hudson’ hawks: Warehouse owner loves Public Place plan

Gowanus: As if the project to transform a toxic tract along the Gowanus Canal into a residential community with shopping and park space wasn’t ambitious enough, the proposal is poised to become even bigger by adding a neighboring site to the mix. Comments (3)

Power plant gets renewed energy?

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A power plant that would block a proposed park on the North Brooklyn waterfront came back to life nearly a month after the state pulled the plug on the idea. Comment

Con Ed will knock down Kent plant

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: After weeks of denials, Con Edison admitted this week that it will demolish a defunct power plant on the South Williamsburg waterfront, leveling a neighborhood landmark to make space for possible high-rise condo development. Comments (1)
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