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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Swede deal

Red Hook: There are just a few more weeks left until Swedish home furnishings superstore IKEA opens its first New York City location on Beard Street in Red Hook. GO Brooklyn couldn’t wait for the June 18 opening (or the June 16 sneak peek promised on the IKEA Web site), so we took off for the Paramus, NJ store — which insiders say was the model for the Brooklyn store — to see what 20 bucks can get you. With video … Comment

Affordable housing DOA

Downtown: The leaner, meaner real-estate market has forced one of the city’s major developers to eliminate more than 200 affordable housing units from his 660-apartment complex in Downtown Brooklyn. Comment

At Coney, Sitt’s audacity of ‘Hope’

Coney Island: Developer Joe Sitt is bringing new rides and attractions to Coney Island and has rechristened the next three months the “Summer of Hope” for the beleaguered amusement district. Opponents, however, say Sitt represents a “Future of Nope” for the fabled “People’s Playground.” Comment

City chops Two Trees

Cobble Hill: The city has halted construction of David Walentas’s Atlantic Avenue apartment building saying the developer violated the height limit of the Cobble Hill Historic District. Comment

Bay Ridge’s Atlantic Yards?

Bay Ridge: A developer’s controversial plan to build a Home Depot above a railyard on the border of Sunset Park and Bay Ridge has been abandoned until the economy rebounds. Comments (2)

Garage plan is buried

Brooklyn Heights: The city rejected a plan to put a two-level parking garage with a rooftop garden in the courtyard of a historic Brooklyn Heights apartment building — unless the landlord buries the garage himself. Comments (1)

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