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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Toll Brothers’ Gowanus project sails through Council

Gowanus: A development company’s goal of transforming a stretch of the Gowanus Canal into a 447-unit project with a scenic esplanade along the fetid waterway earned the overwhelming support of the City Council on Wednesday. Comments (7).

Community board wants changes in Bloomy Coney rezoney

Coney Island: Coney Island’s community board called on Wednesday night for Mayor Bloomberg to radically remake his controversial plan for the People’s Playground with concessions to its primary critic: the amusement area’s main landowner, Joe Sitt. Comments (2).

Our cartoonist on Coney

Coney Island: Cartoonist Cristian Fleming weighs in on this week’s supposed approval of Mayor Bloomberg’s Coney Island plan by the neighborhood’s community board. Comment.

New boss at ‘Park’ Conservancy

Bridge ‘Park’: The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy tapped its vice president, Nancy Webster, to become the group’s acting director after longtime leader Marianna Koval announced her resignation last week. Comment.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

CB13 panel backs — and bucks — the mayor on Coney rezoney

Coney Island: Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial plan to remake Coney Island won — and lost — in a community board committee vote on Monday night that revealed vast local concerns about the mayor’s vision and some support for the amusement area’s main landowner Joe Sitt, an outspoken critic of the mayor’s ambitions. Comments (1).

Friday, March 6, 2009

Columbia Street on the down low?

Columbia St Waterfront: Intense lobbying from residents of the Columbia Street Waterfront District prompted the city to include their sliver of a neighborhood in a broader initiative to restrict new building heights in Carroll Gardens. Comment.