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Saturday, July 15, 2006

On the cheap

Throngs seek out Bruce’s low-rent Yards apartments

Atlantic Yards: More than 2,000 New Yorkers lined up this week hoping for a shot at a cheap rental within Bruce Ratner’s proposed $3.5-billion Atlantic Yards development — but many left the developer’s affordable housing presentation disappointed by the harsher reality. Comment.

Zanes leads Sunday Ratner rant

Atlantic Yards: Kiddie rocker Dan Zanes will headline this weekend’s big rally against an even bigger development — Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project. Comment.

A dog-and-pony show

Editorial: The timing could not have been more suspect. On the eve of a massive protest rally at Grand Army Plaza this Sunday and weeks before he will release an environmental impact statement, Bruce Ratner and his public-relations minions set up a dog-and-pony show to highlight the lone element of his mammoth $3.5-billion Atlantic Yards mega-development that could arguably be viewed in a positive light: 2,250 “affordable” rental units. Comment.

Fort Greene community board says ‘no’ to new 5-mile bike lane

Development: Community Board 2 wants to slam the brakes on the city’s plans to add more miles to an emerging network of bike paths — one of the first bumps in the road for Brooklyn’s increasingly powerful cyclist constituency. Comment.

Pavilion sold!

Development: A real-estate developer with no history as a movie theater owner has bought Park Slope’s Pavilion multiplex — and the sale has local movie-goers worried that he will convert the much-loved theater into a residential building. Comment.

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