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Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006

Finding history in DUMBO

Landmark district in ‘new’ nabe still nameless

DUMBO: An existential conundrum is brewing in the neighborhood known as “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass”: what do you name a historic district whose name is a modern concoction? Comment.

Shelly gets one right

Editorial: We’ve certainly had our disagreements with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, but the Manhattan Democrat earned our Hero of the Week award for his righteous broadside against state development czar Charles Gargano on Sunday. Comment.

Tish courts MSG on Yards

Atlantic Yards: With Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project just days away from approval by the Empire State Development Corporation, anti-Yards City Councilwoman Letitia James courted Ratner’s politically connected Madison Square Garden rivals.. Comment.

He stopped Ratner … for a bit

Atlantic Yards: He didn’t do it with a lawsuit. He didn’t do it with a rally. He didn’t do it by lobbying. In fact, he didn’t do anything at all — but Prospect Heights resident Raul Rothblatt managed to grind Bruce Ratner’s $4.2-billion Atlantic Yards mega-project to a halt this week because the state forgot to include his testimony in its final review of the development. Comment.

Suit to block IKEA

Red Hook: Swedish furniture giant IKEA may soon find that assembling a new store in Red Hook is about as easy as assembling one of their chairs. Comments (1).

Seek ‘park’-ing finds

Bridge ‘Park’: How will you get to the development site commonly referred to as “Brooklyn Bridge Park”? Practice. Comment.

Seek downzone on Fourth 3 years late

Development: A group of Fourth Avenue activists wants the city to rein in development along a booming strip that was upzoned just three years ago to encourage the very boom that’s going on. Comment.

BID boom on Fifth

Development: The BID bug is spreading deep into Park Slope. Comment.

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