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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Real-estate machers praying for Jehovah’s properties

Brooklyn Heights: The Jehovah’s Witnesses’ planned pullout from Brooklyn is huge news for the faithful, but it’s even bigger news for the real-estate market. Comments (34)

Did we say 15 years? We meant to say ‘Forever’!

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The developers of the Domino Sugar factory make a bigger promise on affordable housing. Comment

Ratner to break ground next week!

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner will officially break ground on his $1-billion Barclays Center on March 11, days after a crucial judicial ruling in his favor and slightly more than seven years after the project was first announced. Comments (24)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Albee damned! United Nations may look at mall demolition as a human rights violation!

Downtown plan: Could the demolition and new development of the Albee Square Mall in Downtown Brooklyn be a human rights violation on par with the blood diamonds of Zimbabwe, child soldiers around the world or Burma’s political oppression? Comments (8)

Monday, March 1, 2010

UPDATED! Judge rules against Yards property owners, paving way for construction

Atlantic Yards: State development officials now own once-privately-held properties in the footprint of developer Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project, thanks to a state court ruling on Monday morning that removed the most significant legal hurdle remaining before construction can begin on the Barclays Center arena. Comments (8)

Friday, Feb. 26, 2010

Cruise ship concert hall coming to Red Hook?

Red Hook: The city is planning to turn the mostly unused parking lot at the Red Hook Cruise Ship Terminal into a functional community resource, officials announced on Monday. Comments (8)

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010

EXODUS! Jehovah’s Witnesses begin Brooklyn Heights pullout

Brooklyn Heights: It’s official: the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society — better known as the Jehovah’s Witnesses — are pulling out of Brooklyn. Comments (73)

Press release of the week! U.N. to investigate U.S. human rights abuse — in Downtown Bklyn!

Downtown plan: This just dropped into our “Inbox” and we couldn’t wait to share it: apparently, the United Nations is going to finally get around to examining the United States’ human rights record — and the first stop on the “human rights watch” tour is the demolished remains of the Albee Square Mall in on the Fulton Mall in Downtown Brooklyn. Comments (2)

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