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Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006

Low turnout at Ratner hearing

Atlantic Yards: One group of Atlantic Yards opponents boycotted, and another group of over-eager public speakers — elected officials — was otherwise detained, thanks to the Primary Election, so this week’s public hearing on the Atlantic Yards mega-development gave some real people a chance to be heard. Comment.

Big win sends Hakeem to Assembly

Atlantic Yards: The race for an Assembly seat in Prospect Heights — the epicenter of Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards mega-development — was won in a landslide by a supporter of the project. Comment.

Gaphattan builder: Stay small

Development: Manhattan architect Richard Meier — famed for his iconic, celebrity-filled glass-walled towers on West Street in Manhattan — celebrated his first Brooklyn building last week with a warning to his fellow master builders: Keep it small. Comment.

Montgomery beats phantom opponent

Atlantic Yards: Hot on the heels of a two-to-one primary victory, state Sen. Velmanette Montgomery (D–Fort Greene) was happy to drill into the mysterious “campaign” of her Atlantic Yards–loving challenger Tracy Boyland, Comment.

Tenants hit Guttman with $36M lawsuit

DUMBO: A developer best known for fires has gotten himself into hot water. Comment.

Minerva–Liberty wave saved

Development: The Goddess of wisdom and war has prevailed. Comment.

It’s Clarke!

Atlantic Yards: City Councilwoman Yvette Clarke trounced Councilman David Yassky and two other rivals on Tuesday to win a promotion to Congress in an often-bitter campaign that exposed rifts between Brooklyn’s African-American, Caribbean-American and white communities. Comment.

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