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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Marty casts his line for Nordstrom

Development: The borough president who helped bring Trader Joe’s to Atlantic Avenue has set his sights on a new upscale target — a Nordstrom department store. Comment.

Risk-Carlton: Will a fancy boutique hotel thrive on gritty Fourth Ave?

Park Slope: The Brooklyn Paper got a first peek inside Brooklyn’s first boutique hotel — Hotel Le Bleu — and discovered a very modern, tasteful, 48-room, glass-and-steel complex. The room is beautiful. The view, not so much. Comments (2).

Bloomy slightly sours Bruce’s sweet deal from the state

Atlantic Yards: City officials have reportedly trimmed a $300-million tax break for Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner that was rubberstamped by state lawmakers last month. Comment.

Marty’s blind spot

Editorial: Borough President Markowitz championed the MTA’s land giveaway to pal Bruce Ratner, yet now says MTA mismanagement is behind a proposed transit fare hike. Markowitz shares the blame Comment.

Markowitz for mayor? Our readers respond

Letters: Our mailbag is full with letters about Borough President Markowitz’s run for mayor, Barack Obama’s run for president, a state bill to ban the distribution of some flyers and the conclusion of the Arena Bagels saga. Comment.

Dad feels like Trader (Joe’s)

Brooklyn South: Our columnist searches for meaning — and guilt-free snacks — at Trader Joe’s. Comment.

She can’t go home again

Greene Acres: Our columnist’s old Fort Greene digs — the $750 three-bedroom apartment that she called home a mere four years ago — was one of Brownstoner.com’s “condos of the day” last week. Naturally, she tried to go home again. Comment.

Port operator on the Hook: City backs down from plan to evict longshoremen

Red Hook: City officials are on the brink of rolling out a new development plan for the Red Hook waterfront — a move that is expected to keep cargo ships on the piers and scuttle a plan to expand the Brooklyn cruise ship terminal, borough officials said this week. Comment.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Piece of cake: Dyker downzone is official

Rezoning: Dyker Heights will have its re-zoning, and eat it too. Comment.

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