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May 7, 2007

It came from the Blogosphere...

Blogosphere50-sm.jpgouterB, Willets Point to be Ratnerized?

There's more evidence that "Ratner" is becoming synonymous with eminent domain abuse and overdevelopment in commentary about Willets Point:

Joe Ardizzone, a local resident, has a different perspective, one that is influenced by the situation created by Bruce Ratner/Forest City Ratner at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards. He doesn’t want to see the locals “relocated” or “displaced”, especially if that comes through eminent domain (ED), which I understand the city will use if they feel it necessary. ED is certainly, in my opinion, an unsavory path.

The Gowanus Lounge, Ratner & Gehry Go to Coney Island (for a Hot Dog)

Was the Dynamic Duo of Atlantic Yards seized by an urge to consume a Nathan's dog by the sea? Were they engaging in some Brooklyn sightseeing and Coney Island nostalgia? Or were they looking around for more business-related reasons? Miss Brooklyn by the Sea? Should Thor Equities and Joe Sitt be concerned? Interesting questions all.

Sport Swag, Nets-Cavs: Dynasty vs. Dynasty

Back in 2004 Bruce Ratner bought the NJ Nets for $300 with the help of an investment team that included Jay-Z .

Make no mistake, this new management team has been making power moves. As well as I thought Jason Kidd meshed with Kenyon Martin, there is no doubt that Vince Carter is leagues better. Jason Kidd, Vince Carter and Richard Jefferson are an East coast version of the Phoenix Sun's run and gun style of play.

Atlantic Yards Report, Brooklyn Blogfest (second annual) this Thursday

Norman Oder will, "be among those speaking at the second annual Brooklyn Blogfest, organized by Louise Crawford of Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn. The theme: the impact of Brooklyn Blogging."

Details: Thursday, 8 pm at the Old Stone House in Park Slope. Last year it was fairly crowded and this year there are more bloggers, so things could get interesting.

The Real Estate Observer, Atlantic Yards Court Hearing Centers on Blight

Someone in the mainstream-ish press actually noticed that there was a key Atlantic Yards hearing last week, though the article only made the weekly paper's real estate blog and primarily quoted from and sent readers to Norman Oder's Atlantic Yards Report.

Posted by lumi at May 7, 2007 9:08 AM