Across the street from the under-construction Atlantic Yards stadium, the future home of the Nets in Prospect Heights, a group of about 100 Brooklynites gathered yesterday to protest several large development projects in the neighborhood which they say have not delivered the promised job and ... More >>
Drink up.The Nets have one of the worst records in the NBA right now (6-17), so fans have good reason to drink. Lucky for them, a beer might be on the house if they start taking the train to the game. The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council is looking to ease traffic that will b ... More >>
With approximately two and a half hours to go until the onset of the weekend, it's time to take a fond look back at the best posts to hit the website since Monday: We ranked the 10 Worst Things to Eat Around Times Square, NY. Chasing the White Dog author Max Watman talked hooch, cocktologists, and ... 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 >>
The New York Post has the surprising story: that the newest Hot Nabe is -- Downtown Brooklyn! Yes, the zone of borough offices, courts, the Transit Museum, and crappy delis is "Brooklyn's fastest-growing residential neighborhood" -- its population has tripled in just 10 years. That still l ... More >>
Yonkers pol Sandy Annabi, accused of corruption.Yonkers Democratic pol Sandy Annabi and two others were charged today with conspiracy, bribery, and extortion in connection with the startling reversal in 2006 of Annabi's opposition to a Forest City Ratner project in Westchester County. Forest City ... 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 >>
Tabloids call it a circus, but the lobbyists' goal is to squelch reforms
Just when you think Bruce Ratner and his cockamamie Atlantic Yards project are down for the count, they get back up again -- assisted by the city's moneyed interests. The MTA just cut Forest City Ratner an amazing deal. As expected, he'll pay $100 million for the Vanderbilt Railyards -- but he on ... 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 >>
The Building and Construction Trades Council, representing unions, and the Building Trades Employers' Association, representing contractors, say they've formed a "historic compact" on 12 New York building projects that will save between 16 and 21 percent on labor costs. Under the Obamaish-named "Eco ... More >>
Don't rule out Atlantic Yards builder Bruce Ratner yet: though recent events show time is not on his side, the courts certainly have been. Today the Observer reports that another court challenge by opponents went Ratner's way: a suit against the state, charging that it improperly used eminent domai ... 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 >>
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 >>
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