Marty: Pimp my ride!

Coney Island: Borough President Markowitz is so under-whelmed by the $1.45 million his office spent to light up Coney Island’s landmark Parachute Jump that he has convinced the mayor to toss in another in another $2 million toward “blinging up” the long-defunct amusement park ride. Comments (2)

Hard cell: City still hoping to lure shoppers to jail

Carroll Gardens: The city marched out a new look for the Brooklyn House of Detention this week, hoping to draw new interest in a jailhouse retail plan that hasn’t gotten off the ground. Comments (3)

Payback time

Payback time

Atlantic Yards: Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner, who said he stopped making political contributions because they created an appearance of impropriety, abandoned that policy last month with a large donation to a “slush fund” controlled by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Comments (3)

Marty: Let us run the Aquarium

Coney Island: Borough President Markowitz says it’s time for the beleaguered New York Aquarium to swim with the big fish — and that means allowing Brooklynites to control its board. Comment

The new look at McCarren Park

Williamsburg: At a meeting on Wednesday night, the Parks Department unveiled these preliminary renderings of the city’s $60-million facelift of the McCarren Park Pool. Comments (4)

A ‘notary’ loss

A ‘notary’ loss

Carroll Gardens: It’s the end of a ramshackle era for Smith Street buildings once owned by a true character on the south Brooklyn real-estate scene. Comment

This new Stein way is almost in tune

Carroll Gardens: The developer of a stalled condo development in Carroll Gardens announced this week that he had sacked his controversial architect and has revised the design for his building. Comments (1)

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