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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fed, Bloomy ‘Superfund’ battle slogs to the finish

Cleaning Our Waterways: The Gowanus Canal is in an unusual position of having two governments bitterly fighting for the right to clean the horribly toxic waterway — and both Mayor Bloomberg and the federal Environmental Protection Agency are upping the rhetoric with less than a week left in the public debate. Comments (4)

Web readers ask: What’s so bad about street food vendors

Letters: Our online story about a Bay Ridge group’s efforts to ban food vending (“Sh-WAR-ma! Ridge group seeks city ban on food vendors,” June 26) received an astounding number of comments. Here’s a fair synopsis. Comment

One wrench in Ratner’s plans

Atlantic Yards: Our cartoonist Cristian Fleming offers his take on the latest Atlantic Yards court battle. Comments (2)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

State’s highest court sees some ‘appeal’ in Yards eminent domain case

Atlantic Yards: In a twist that could be disastrous for Bruce Ratner, New York’s highest court surprised many and agreed to hear an appeal that the state has illegally used its power of eminent domain to spearhead the embattled $4.9-billion Atlantic Yards project. Comments (11)

Williamsburgh Savings Bank to be a wedding hall

Fort Greene: Get ready to start rocking around the clock tower. Comments (6)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Is Bushwick ready for a mini-mall?

Bushwick: Everyone knows that Bushwick has arrived — but will the shoppers follow? Comments (11)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Nydia: The Gowanus is ‘Sponge’ worthy!

Cleaning Our Waterways: The proposed Sponge Park along the banks of the fetid Gowanus Canal is finally living up to its name in one way: it’s soaking up federal money. Comments (3)

Carroll Gardens gets in the (re)zone

Carroll Gardens: The rush to restrict building heights on 86 blocks of Carroll Gardens and the Columbia Street Waterfront District moved forward last week when the Community Board 6 Land Use Committee approved height limits on new construction in the historic brownstone neighborhoods. Comment

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