A couple hundred people sat quietly on wet astro-turf watching a movie in a dark park about a man and his community's fight to keep an arena out of their neighborhood.
A few blocks over, thousands of people waited eagerly under shimmering lights to see Brooklyn's favorite rapper baptize that arena ... More >>
Yesterday we introduced you to Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley, co-directors of the film Battle for Brooklyn.
The film follows Brooklyn apartment owner Daniel Goldstein and his fight to save his home from real estate developer Bruce Ratner and other powerful New York City figures and officials see ... More >>
With the opening concert at the Barclays Center slated for Friday, we caught up with Michael Galinksy and Suki Hawley, creators of the critically-acclaimed film, Battle for Brooklyn.
Battle for Brooklyn follows Brooklyn apartment owner, Daniel Goldstein, and his fight to save his home from real-est ... More >>
Shtick meets solemnity in the 1971 musical Godspell, conceived by John-Michael Tebelak, with a durably catchy score by Stephen Schwartz.
It's a series of New Testament parables as rendered by a troupe wearing colorful vintage castoffs and indulging in comedy gags and vaudeville turns that or ... More >>
Get those shackles ready, Freddy's: Judge Abraham Gerges has denied what appears to be the last big appeal of the eminent domain seizures for the Atlantic Yards project.
Several businesses, including Freddy's, are denied all relief; others, including condo owner Daniel Goldstein, may file c ... More >>
It seems Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards boondoggle was getting another lawsuit just yesterday (it was in October, actually -- an appeal by local landholders whose property is being seized to make the big Brooklyn hole that was supposed to be a sports arena/shopping complex by now even bigger) ... More >>
Bruce Ratner and his Atlantic Yards project are really getting it in the neck this week. Tomorrow an appeal by landholders of the eminent domain seizure of their properties for the sports, shopping, office and residential mega-plan gets going in court. And now Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, state s ... More >>
Today developer Bruce Ratner unveiled a third design for his stalled Atlantic Yards project. (The first had been done by architecture superstar Frank Gehry; when it was scrapped for "value engineering" reasons, Ratner engaged Ellerbe Becket, who delivered a Pee-Wee's Playhouse set; SHoP Arc ... More >>
Here's an unexpected endorsement -- not because we thought he would endorse someone else, but because we didn't expect him to be involved in a New York city council race: Howard Dean, former Presidential candidate and chairman of the Democratic National Committee, is at this moment endorsing Josh S ... More >>
The normally development-friendly Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz actually said something almost critical of a developer yesterday. He suggested Forest City Ratner, despoilers of Atlantic Yards, should look at a "more economically feasible" plan for the Nets stadium/luxury complex than th ... More >>