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Thursday, June 25, 2009

BAILOUT! State cuts new deal to save stalled ‘Atlantic Yards’

Atlantic Yards: State officials threw Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner two lifelines this week in an effort to salvage the bare bones of his original 16-skyscraper office, residential and basketball arena complex. Comments (19).

Next stop! Barclays Station

Atlantic Yards: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has agreed to name two subway stations for Bruce Ratner’s stalled Atlantic Yards arena. Comments (7).

Bermuda ‘Triangle’! Huge controversy over city’s East Williamsburg housing project

Williamsburg: Here it is, folks: Ben Muessig’s full “reporter’s cut” version of the Broadway Triangle saga. It’s a story you won’t want to miss. Comments (6).

Williamsburg’s ‘Taj Mosquito’

Williamsburg: Check out these far out pictures. Comments (1).

It is a bailout

Editorial: Our editorial board believes that this week’s moves by two state agencies comprises a bailout of Bruce Ratner. Comments (3).

Road awakening at Ikea

Mean Streets: Fewer people are driving to the one-year-old Ikea in Red Hook than the Swedish superstore expected, but big box traffic is exacerbating backups at a historically pesky intersection, a new study finds. Comments (1).

City makes ‘history’ in Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights: Prospect Heights has joined its better-known upscale neighbor Park Slope as Brooklyn’s latest historic district. Comments (1).

How did Barclays sign that naming-rights deal?

Atlantic Yards: Our cartoonist has an idea. Comment.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

MTA full board rubber-stamps Ratner bailout

Atlantic Yards: As expected, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved a massive public bailout of the struggling Atlantic Yards project today, changing the project’s financing to save developer Bruce Ratner hundreds of millions of dollars. Comments (5).

Another bailout! This time, ESDC lets Ratner off the hook

Atlantic Yards: Atlantic Yards, as you know it, is dead. Here’s why. Comments (2).

Could this be the new face of Flatbush Avenue?

Mean Streets: Flatbush Avenue would become a walkable, livable, shoppable boulevard — no, really! — under a new plan being put forward by a local business group that is frustrated by the dour, traffic-choked strip between Grand Army Plaza and Atlantic Avenue. Comments (17).

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Myrtle Ave building collapse looked bad, but injuries are minor

Clinton Hill: A startling building collapse on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill on Sunday has left more than a dozen families homeless. Comment.

Monday, June 22, 2009

So here’s the deal: Ratner to get huge break from MTA

Atlantic Yards: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will move ahead with a massive public bailout of the struggling Atlantic Yards project, changing the project’s financing to save developer Bruce Ratner hundreds of millions of dollars. Comments (14).

Stand clear of the closing deal! Pols seek delay on MTA’s new Yards pact

Atlantic Yards: A coalition of Brooklyn politicians has asked the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to postpone Wednesday’s vote to renegotiate a deal with Bruce Ratner for control of railyards at the center of his Atlantic Yards project. Comments (3).

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