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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Judge: City can reopen House of D

Boerum Hill: A state judge ruled on Tuesday that the city can fully reopen the Brooklyn House of Detention right now — but the mayor’s controversial $440-million plan to double the jail’s capacity must go through a rigorous public and environmental review. Comments (1)

Our cartoonist takes on Bay Ridge’s anti-karaoke community board

Coney Island: Cartoonist Cristian Fleming wants his karaoke! Comments (1)

Tish: Follow the money

Atlantic Yards: Councilwoman Letitia James has found a Brooklyn angle on the nation’s populist outrage against AIG, calling on the British bank Barclays to not use the billions in taxpayer funds funneled to it by the insurance giant on its $400-million naming rights deal at the proposed Atlantic Yards arena. Comments (4)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

State: ‘Park’ still on time — for now

Bridge ‘Park’: Despite uncertainty in the days after Mayor Bloomberg’s stunning announcement on Thursday that the city should take control of the Brooklyn Bridge Park development from the state, the development’s president said on Monday night that the earliest park sections are still scheduled to open by the end of this year. Comments (2)

CB2 says this can is a can’t

Downtown: A city plan for a public restroom in Columbus Park should be flushed away, critics say, because planners chose a location that’s too public for such discreet business. Comments (2)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Tenants hope this plan is in ruins

Brooklyn Heights: Opponents of a controversial plan to build a garage in the courtyard of an historic Brooklyn Heights apartment complex are hoping that a blast from the past will put the brakes on the project. Comment

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‘Park’ taking shape? These mounds aren’t just dirt, park planners say

Bridge ‘Park’: Just as the mayor is working out a way to take over the Brooklyn Bridge Park project, the construction of the first permanent section of open space in the long-stalled state-run development are underway, park planners said last week. Comment

Friday, March 13, 2009

Here’s one way to fill all those empty Billyburg apartments

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A Williamsburg man has a Web site and a dream — to fill empty apartments throughout the neighborhood quickly, and reap the discounts. Comments (8)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mayor to take over Brooklyn Bridge Park?

Bridge ‘Park’: This just in: Mayor Bloomberg told reporters at his daily press briefing today that the city has the means to take over the stalled and underfunded state-run Brooklyn Bridge Park development — and turn it into a city park. Comments (10)

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