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Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

Astroland owner: I’ll be back (maybe)!

Development: The woman who kept Coney Island’s Astroland alive during the neighborhood’s long decline only to see it close down one season too soon says she wants back into the action. Comments (4)

Is the state playing lowball with Daniel Goldstein?

Atlantic Yards: State officials have finally put a price on Daniel Goldstein’s opposition to the Atlantic Yards project — it’s going to cost the activist $80,000. Comments (34)

Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

The tallest building in the borough is NOT the ugliest!

Brooklyn Angle: Our columnist certainl thought it was — until he called the architect and had it all explained to him. Comments (9)

Friday, Nov. 13, 2009

City moving quickly to use its new Coney land

Development: The city is moving quickly to bring rides and other amusements this summer to seven acres of beach-front land that it bought on Thursday from landowner Joe Sitt — issuing a request for proposals from theme park operators this morning. Comments (3)

Feds: Navy and city could foot big bill for Gowanus clean-up

Cleaning Our Waterways: The federal government is now looking at charging the U.S. Navy and the city of New York for the clean-up of the fetid Gowanus Canal. Comments (7)

‘Shoot the Freak’ guy feels left out of the deal

Development: The owner of the Shoot the Freak booth — longtime Coney carny Andrew Berlingieri — crashed the Mike Bloomberg-Joe Sitt lovefest at City Hall yesterday to complain that the city’s billion-dollar dream for the amusement zone doesn’t include guys like him. Comments (4)

Now Boerum Hill has caught downzone fever

Boerum Hill: The push to downzone Boerum Hill has begun! Comments (1)

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009


City buys out Sitt (mostly) in Coney

Development: Mayor Bloomberg has sealed his deal to buy Joe Sitt out of Coney Island, purchasing seven acres of the speculator’s 12.5-acre Coney holdings for a whopping $95.6 million. Comments (5)

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