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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bloomy to Bruce: Enough already

Atlantic Yards: Rejected! Hizzoner tells the Atlantic Yards developer that no more public money is forthcoming. Comments (10)

City takes slice out of Arby’s Downtown plan

Downtown: The city sent Arby’s back to the carving board, ordering a redesign from a restaurateur who dreams of opening the chain roast beef sandwich shop in the landmarked former Gage and Tollner site on Fulton Mall. Comments (2)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Big accident at tallest building

Downtown plan: A worker fell and was badly injured at 111 Lawrence St., the Downtown tower that is slated to be Brooklyn’s tallest. Comment

Record riot! Eviction will end four decades of selling LPs in Slope

Park Slope: A 38-year-old record store (yes, a record store) is being evicted on Fifth Avenue. Comments (27)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Dis-Astroland! Sitt’s Coney ‘Festival’ falls short

Coney Island: Joe Sitt’s much-hyped “Festival by the Sea” didn’t live up to its name. Comments (8)

City to Carroll Gardens: We’re high on low buildings

Carroll Gardens: New building heights would be restricted in much of Carroll Gardens and the Columbia Street Waterfront District under a new city plan presented last week. Comments (2)

Group fights Marty’s ‘Potato chip’

Coney Island: More than 100 protesters rallied on Sunday in Coney Island to protest Borough President Markowitz’s plan for a $64-million amphitheater to replace the band shell in Asser Levy Park. Comments (14)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Nothing but net: Ratner wins a big one!

Atlantic Yards: Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner won an important court victory against nine property owners inside the project’s footprint who had argued that the state Constitution bars the use of eminent domain for any development that includes luxury housing. Comments (9)

Theme park experts urge city to ‘Disney-fy’ Coney

Coney Island: Mayor Bloomberg’s hand-picked panel of amusement industry experts is urging the city to find a single operator to run a proposed new theme park for Coney Island, a controversial suggestion that would radically change the nature of the People’s Playground, once the domain of a multitude of independent carnies and ride owners. Comments (13)

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