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Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009

Yes on Dock Street

Editorial: Our editorial board reiterates its support for Jed Walentas’s Dock Street proposal. Comments (17)

City: Rocket will soar again

Coney Island: City officials accepted Astroland’s iconic rocket as a gift — and vow to include it in a revived Coney Island amusement park. Comments (1)

City budget whiz says Bruce’s Yards deal needs retooling

Atlantic Yards: Add another voice to the chorus of city officials who say that the city should renegotiate its deal with developer Bruce Ratner, whose Atlantic Yards mega-project is in jeopardy due to the economic crisis. Comment

Aquarium under water in Paterson budget

Coney Island: The New York Aquarium, staring at the loss of state funds in the new budget, says the cuts could drag down Coney Island at a time when the historic amusement neighborhood is starved for marquee tourist attractions. Comments (1)

Selloff! Long Island College Hospital holds fire sale

Cobble Hill: The cash-strapped Long Island College Hospital is selling a chunk of its real-estate portfolio to stave off its ongoing financial meltdown, reviving the controversy that nearly tore the hospital apart in 2008. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009

Dock Street foes, supporters clash at hearing

DUMBO: Opponents of a controversial residential tower proposed to rise next to the Brooklyn Bridge brought their case to Borough President Markowitz on Tuesday night, bitterly describing developer Jed Walentas’s project as bad public policy and a disastrous way to treat the fabled and legendary span. Comments (27)

‘Park’ costs go up again!

Bridge ‘Park’: The cost to construct — and operate — the troubled Brooklyn Bridge Park development has gone up again, but its planners say that the higher maintenance cost is actually a cut! Comments (1)

‘Telecom hotel’ vacancy filled by housing

Fort Greene: A developer wants to transform one of Fort Greene’s most imposing and desolate blocks by building housing, a supermarket and — be still your beating hearts, pinheads — a bowling alley. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009

What’s up, Dock? Lobbying fees, that’s what

DUMBO: DUMBO’s principal real-estate development company has spent more than $400,000 on lobbying over the past two years — a time period that corresponds to the company’s effort to persuade city officials to back a controversial plan for an 18-story residential building and public middle school. Comments (3)

Friday, Jan. 23, 2009

Coney residents: Asser Levy us alone!

Coney Island: Borough President Markowitz’s pet project — a major concert venue in Coney Island that would be a physical legacy of his two (and perhaps three) terms in office — crashed into neighborhood opposition from critics who say it will be too big and too loud. Comments (13)

Herb Kaufman, Heights preservationist, dies

Brooklyn Heights: Herbert Kaufman, a prominent architect who was integral in preserving historic brownstones in Brooklyn Heights in the 1960s, died on Jan. 13 from an infection to his lungs. He was 92. Comment

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