Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010

Windows 7 was Norah Jones’s idea

Cobble Hill: Score one — or make it three — for Cobble Hill preservationists in their war against Norah Jones’s windows. Comments (9)

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010

Pols say ‘All aboard’ at new LIRR gateway

Fort Greene: The Long Island Rail Road restored a bit of grandeur to train travel on Tuesday, as pols and other officials cut the ribbon on a new $108-million terminal near the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush avenues. Comments (4)
Brooklyn Angle: Why bother having the terror trials in a courthouse when we could have them at the new Long Island Rail Road terminal? Comments (20)

Tomb raters! Commuters think those bollards are for the birds, too

Vox Pop: The Long Island Rail Road is cutting the ribbon today on its new terminal near the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush avenues, but commuters we talked to weren’t too impressed by a main feature of the design: the massive, tomb-like bollards deployed like a Satanic blast fence around the new building. Comments (1)
Rezoning: Brooklyn Friends School is a friend indeed. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010

Cleaning Our Waterways: The proposed site of a Whole Foods store along the Gowanus Canal may remain nothing more than a hole, but at least it will be a decontaminated one. Comments (4)

Expansion and co-existence! Panel backs Berkeley Carroll plan

Park Slope: An elite private school in Park Slope got initial approval from a community board panel to proceed with a controversial new building and a rooftop play area that many neighbors said is too noisy and also out of character with the school’s existing landmarked space. Comments (2)
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The $1.2-billion redevelopment of the old Domino Sugar factory — which calls for several skyscrapers surrounding a historic refinery building with a glass-walled penthouse along the Williamsburg waterfront — moved forward on Monday, as city officials deemed it ready to enter the eight-month public review phase. Comment

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