As we wrote in December's cover story More Money Than God, Trinity Wall Street is a lot more than just a church -- it's a real estate company sitting on something like $1 billion dollars in New York property -- a dual role that sometimes brings it into conflict with its neighbors.
Now it appears th ... More >>
Mike Bloomberg met Diana Taylor at a luncheon of the Citizens Budget Commission, a business group known for its salty independence and telling assessments of city budgets. Diana was a trustee, and Bloomberg became a fan of the group almost as quickly as he became Diana's number one fan, all w ... More >>
Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ) tells the Post that he's requesting a Treasury Department investigation to see if Mikhail Prokhorov, the russian investor who's trying to buy stakes in both the Nets and the planned Nets Arena in Brooklyn, has violated Bush-era sanctions against doing business wi ... 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 >>
Mayor Bloomberg remains bullish, or should we say Nettish, on the Atlantic Yards project: "While the rest of the country wrings its hands about the national recession," he says, "we're building our way out of it." The patrons of Freddy's Bar, who last week showed resistance to their impending evic ... More >>
nolandgrab.orgFreddy'sFreddy's, the Prospect Heights watering hole we recently named one of Our 10 Best Brooklyn Bars, has for the past few years been dealing with the threat of destruction courtesy of Bruce Ratner's proposed Atlantic Yards Project. This Sunday, Freddy's staff and supporters ... More >>
A State Court of Appeals decided this afternoon that New York State was wrong to grant Columbia University eminent domain rights that enabled it to seize land from property owners whose businesses were located in the footprint of the university's expansion.
This ruling marks the culmination of a ... More >>
Tuesday's Atlantic Yards decision, in which New York's highest court upheld the right of the state to seize private property on behalf of a mega-developer, will doubtlessly impact the lives of thousands of Brooklyn residents and be discussed for years to come.
But the court backed off from a cen ... 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 >>
If you're wondering what's going on with the troubled Atlantic Yards development project, the answer is nothing much and nothing good for developer Forest City Ratner. Back in 2007 a judge ruled that the way a long-term tenant of Henry Weinstein's Pacific Street building transfered his lease to Ra ... More >>
As rioters remonstrate with the police, the world leaders at the G-20 Summit (which was originally a cozy gathering of six world leaders, but like many all-star events has swollen in recent years) convenes in London. They apparently won't touch the recent Chinese proposal for a new world currency st ... More >>
The feature on the new generation of Brooklyn food artisans in the New York Times food section was an interesting roundup of small producers/businesses like Marlow & Daughters butcher shop, Cut Brooklyn (a knife maker) and Mast Chocolates. The story is the most emailed story from the NYT this we ... More >>