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Thursday, April 23, 2009

City could be holding bag for feds’ Gowanus clean-up

Cleaning Our Waterways: The ongoing fight between Mayor Bloomberg and the federal government over the cleanup of the heavily polluted Gowanus Canal is not just about protecting proposed real-estate projects, but also the city treasury. Comments (14)

Gym-nauseam! Neighbors say St. Joe’s b-ball arena is ugly

Clinton Hill: OK, so it’s not Atlantic Yards, but St. Joseph’s College has unleashed the borough’s second-most-divisive fight over a basketball arena by unveiling plans to build an athletic center on a landmark block of Clinton Hill. Comments (9)

Old precinct, new plan in Heights

Brooklyn Heights: Here’s one precinct house you won’t mind being locked up in! Comment

Bread and circuses at Coney

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper’s editorial board sees a bright summer at Coney Island — but lingering problems once the tent stakes are pulled up. Comments (2)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Smaller Dock Street project moves forward

DUMBO: The City Planning Commission voted overwhelmingly to support a controversial tower next to the Brooklyn Bridge — though the building’s 18-story wing will be shaved by one story. Comments (7)

Wham BAM! Theater for a New Audience project is reeling

BAM District: A renowned Shakespearean theater company is taking a page out of a horror movie script rather than something written by the Bard in its long-stalled attempt to build a home in the battered BAM Cultural District — the plan appears to be back from the dead, its architect said this week. Comments (5)

Coney Boardwalk could be ‘Sitt’-ing pretty

Coney Island: Landowner Joe Sitt says signs like these on the Boardwalk are a thing of the past. Comments (2)

Friday, April 17, 2009

The circus IS coming to town!

Coney Island: Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will have a summer engagement in Coney Island, Mayor Bloomberg announced last week, one month after The Brooklyn Paper first reported the so-called Greatest Show on Earth would be coming to the People’s Playground. Comments (4)

The Brooklyn real-estate bust continues

Development: Brooklyn is for sale — but nobody is buying. Comments (18)

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