The indefatigable Norman Oder -- at least, we've never seen him defatigued -- reported yesterday on his Atlantic Yards Report that Brooklyn's new Nets arena is about to get a "honking big" Barclays logo on its roof. This is normal and expected for roofed sports facilities these days (check out the l ... More >>
In a feat for community groups that have been critical of the controversial Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn, a judge has ruled that the project needs further review.
But that's not stopping the developers from pushing forward with a central part of their plan: a new arena for the Nets, whic ... More >>
Sure, only a little bit more than half of the nation's youth have jobs these days, but that's no reason to feel down.
If you're a young person in New York, you can get a real nice job with Governor Andrew Cuomo that pays up to $72,765 per year -- and will train you to be a politician! Who knew that ... More >>
The ever-epic Norman Oder of Atlantic Yards Report today closes out his epic series on Bruce Ratner's bizarre green-cards-for-financing scheme with a (wait for it) epic FAQ on exactly how the New Jersey Nets Brooklyn New Yorkers co-owner plans to take advantage of an obscure federal job-promo ... More >>
Looks even better with lobster rolls and wieners.Early last month, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corp. announced its line-up of summer food and beverage vendors. A rep from Empire State Development told us that the vendors would probably be up and running by mid-July. According to Grub ... More >>
Now with lobster rolls, organic ice cream.In March, the newly constructed Brooklyn Bridge Park was launched with a ceremony at Pier 1 attended by a lot of city politicians who stood around shivering in the drizzling rain. It was but a prelude to sunnier and more well-fed times: today, the Bro ... More >>
If your boss is part of the 28 percent who gave you the day off, congratulations! In The Bronx, some church groups are doing volunteer work in celebration and would love to have you; if they can't accommodate you, there's the Corporation for National and Community Service. Bronx assemblyman ... 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 >>
So is the long-heralded arrival of Atlantic Yards finally at hand, or what? According to the front page of today's Times (echoed on its sports page), the answer is yes: Following yesterday's appeals court ruling, which dismissed challenges to the state seizing private land for the Nets-arena-and-oth ... More >>
Bruce Ratner has dodged another bullet. The eminent domain challenge made by landholders in the footprint of Ratner's Atlantic Yard boondoggle has been tossed by the Court of Appeals.
The business- and home-owners are being forced to accept hilariously low amounts of compensation to surrender thei ... 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 >>
Rumors of the Nets moving to Newark to join the Devils are as old as Jason Kidd's knees, but hoops-by-the-Ironbound may finally be a reality, as early as next season. After the Newark Star-Ledger reported yesterday that unnamed team sources were saying the Nets would consider a temporary relo ... More >>
The footprint. Image via Atlantic Yards or Atlantic Lots.
Yesterday was the long-awaited — like, six years long — first state legislative hearing on Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards project, with State Senator Bill Perkins convening his Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions Committee ... More >>
[Go here for our previous reporting on the perils of Columbia's expansion plans.]As recently as one year ago, the owner of the Cuban restaurant Floridita had allowed Columbia University to use his business as a poster child of its grand expansion into West Harlem. The owner, Ramon Diaz, even let the ... More >>