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Friday, May 13, 2011

Neighborhood integrity matters

Perspective: Brooklyn has always had a distinct culture, vibrancy and an independent spirit not seen in other places. Our neighborhoods — long magnets for immigrants from all over the world — have been safe havens for families that planted roots in one of Brooklyn’s many enclaves and began to design their new lives. Comments (5)

New names help Brooklyn grow

Perspective: I believe that Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries’s proposal is extreme. Renaming neighborhoods is smart, strategic, and allows for expansion. Comments (13)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rendering vs. reality on Smith Street

Carroll Gardens: Who are you going to believe — a developer or your own lying eyes? Comments (8)

Yeah, but aren’t all renderings just lies?

Carroll Gardens: The rendering of the building at the corner of Smith Street and Second Place is hardly alone as an example of artifice trumping actuality. Here are some other examples. Comment

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bridge from Squibb Park to Brooklyn Bridge Park will cost $4.9M

Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Heights will get an innovative $4.9-million footbridge that zigzags over streets and through buildings to connect the northern part of the neighborhood to one of the world’s most breathtaking parks. Comments (7)

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