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Silver's Arrest A 2nd Strike For N.Y. Orthodox Power Brokers - The Jewish Week

Atlantic Yards - January 23, 2015 - 12:26pm

Silver's Arrest A 2nd Strike For N.Y. Orthodox Power Brokers
The Jewish Week
In 2006, Silver's intervention helped secure a lucrative tax break for Ratner's Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, even though that tax break actually was being phased out, The New York Times reported. The criminal complaint filed this week against ...

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Activists: Dem convention needs party police - Brooklyn Paper

Atlantic Yards - January 23, 2015 - 11:39am

Activists: Dem convention needs party police
Brooklyn Paper
The massive presidential-candidate-anointing party would come on top of nearly a decade of construction work at the mega-development formerly known as Atlantic Yards, frequent film shoots, and big events at the arena, and the traffic, street closures ...

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The Civilians Explore Everything From Disney's Geese to California's Porn - TheaterMania.com

Atlantic Yards - January 23, 2015 - 12:03am

TheaterMania.com

The Civilians Explore Everything From Disney's Geese to California's Porn
TheaterMania.com
... out of an earlier workshop titled Brooklyn at Eye Level, this piece explored Atlantic Yards, a major development project that completely reshaped a vast swath of Brooklyn. The Barclays Center is a major component of this highly controversial ...

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Brooklyn's Own Briar Patch: A Funk Opera Takes On Gentrification - Hyperallergic

Atlantic Yards - January 22, 2015 - 2:05pm

Hyperallergic

Brooklyn's Own Briar Patch: A Funk Opera Takes On Gentrification
Hyperallergic
Things picked up steam in 2010 with the New York premiere of Clybourne Park at Playwrights Horizon in Manhattan, as well as the launch of The Civilians' musical about the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, titled In the Footprint. In the past few ...

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Holding the Democratic Convention in Brooklyn? Fuhgeddaboudit. - New York Times

Atlantic Yards - January 21, 2015 - 5:10pm

New York Times

Holding the Democratic Convention in Brooklyn? Fuhgeddaboudit.
New York Times
While the Barclays Center interior is finished (though workers are retrofitting a green roof), its neighboring sites in the Atlantic Yards megaproject, a forest of residential skyscrapers now called Pacific Park Brooklyn, have only just gotten started ...
Brooklyn group expresses concern about convention bidCapital New York

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Holding the Democratic Convention in Brooklyn? Fuhgeddaboudit. - New York Times

Atlantic Yards - January 21, 2015 - 5:10pm

New York Times

Holding the Democratic Convention in Brooklyn? Fuhgeddaboudit.
New York Times
While the Barclays Center interior is finished (though workers are retrofitting a green roof), its neighboring sites in the Atlantic Yards megaproject, a forest of residential skyscrapers now called Pacific Park Brooklyn, have only just gotten started ...
Brooklyn group expresses concern about convention bidCapital New York

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Ehrenberg hunting game big and small for Brooklyn Navy Yard - Real Estate Weekly

Atlantic Yards - January 19, 2015 - 6:56am

Ehrenberg hunting game big and small for Brooklyn Navy Yard
Real Estate Weekly
The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC), which manages the site and is headed by Ehrenberg, tries to reconcile its mission of encouraging manufacturing development with support of its immediate neighborhood and poor New Yorkers.

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Ehrenberg hunting game big and small for Brooklyn Navy Yard - Real Estate Weekly

Atlantic Yards - January 19, 2015 - 6:56am

Ehrenberg hunting game big and small for Brooklyn Navy Yard
Real Estate Weekly
The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC), which manages the site and is headed by Ehrenberg, tries to reconcile its mission of encouraging manufacturing development with support of its immediate neighborhood and poor New Yorkers.

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Back on the blocks: Forest City has reopened the modular Navy Yard factory - Brooklyn Paper

Atlantic Yards - January 19, 2015 - 3:02am

Brooklyn Paper

Back on the blocks: Forest City has reopened the modular Navy Yard factory
Brooklyn Paper
The Atlantic Yards' mod squad is back in action. Fifty-five of the 157 workers who helped construct the modular tower abutting Barclays Center are back in action now that Forest City Ratner has re-opened its plant at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The factory ...

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Back on the blocks: Forest City has reopened the modular Navy Yard factory - Brooklyn Paper

Atlantic Yards - January 19, 2015 - 3:02am

Brooklyn Paper

Back on the blocks: Forest City has reopened the modular Navy Yard factory
Brooklyn Paper
Fifty-five of the 157 workers who helped construct the modular tower abutting Barclays Center are back in action now that Forest City Ratner has re-opened its plant at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The factory where the building blocks are made for the city ...

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Forest City Star Developer Melissa Burch Leaves for Lend Lease - Bisnow

Atlantic Yards - January 17, 2015 - 11:30am

Bisnow

Forest City Star Developer Melissa Burch Leaves for Lend Lease
Bisnow
While there, she oversaw commercial and residential development of Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards and supervised leasing of Forest City Ratner's office and residential operating portfolios. The New York Daily News reports that Melissa leaves amid delays and ...

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Mayor has reached 8.6% of affordable-housing goal - Crain's New York Business (blog)

Atlantic Yards - January 16, 2015 - 6:09am

Crain's New York Business (blog)

Mayor has reached 8.6% of affordable-housing goal
Crain's New York Business (blog)
The city preserved 11,185 affordable apartments and financed the creation of 6,191 new ones in 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference in Brooklyn Thursday. The total number for 2014 exceeded the city's projections by about 1,300 and ...

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On the Market: Too Bad You Didn't Move to Brooklyn in the 1970s - New York Observer

Atlantic Yards - January 15, 2015 - 8:51am

New York Observer

On the Market: Too Bad You Didn't Move to Brooklyn in the 1970s
New York Observer
Meanwhile, construction has finally resumed on tower B2 at the site formerly known as Atlantic Yards, The Daily News reports, and the modular factory at the Brooklyn Navy Yard is expected to be operating at full capacity by month's end. Though Forest ...

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Eastern promises: China invests in New York - New York Post

Atlantic Yards - January 15, 2015 - 12:02am

New York Post

Eastern promises: China invests in New York
New York Post
The Shanghai-based Greenland Holding Corp. paid Forest City $200 million for a 70 percent stake in the residential portion of Atlantic Yards which was then rebranded as Pacific Park. Cheerland Investments paid $128 million for the former United ...

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Why Mikhail Prokhorov Is Selling The Brooklyn Nets - Forbes

Atlantic Yards - January 14, 2015 - 9:34pm

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Why Mikhail Prokhorov Is Selling The Brooklyn Nets
Forbes
He mostly wanted the arena so that he could develop the Atlantic Yards. He has (it's now called Pacific Park). Meanwhile, the Nets will lose over $50 million this season (after losing close to $100 million during the 2013-14 season) because they have ...
Report: Mikhail Prokhorov selling NetsNBCSports.com

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Hollywood projects scuttled by active community opposition - San Diego Source (subscription)

Atlantic Yards - January 14, 2015 - 1:51pm

Hollywood projects scuttled by active community opposition
San Diego Source (subscription)
“We want to invest in a city that's more forward-thinking,” said Chang, whose projects include the $1 billion Metropolis in downtown Los Angeles and the $5 billion Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. “Communities that say 'not in my backyard' might not welcome us.

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Atlantic Yards developer loses key executive - New York Daily News

Atlantic Yards - January 14, 2015 - 11:34am

New York Daily News

Atlantic Yards developer loses key executive
New York Daily News
A top gun at the development giant overseeing Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards project has left the company. Melissa Burch, Forest City Ratner's executive vice president of commercial and residential development, who took over the role from MaryAnne Gilmartin ...
Top Forest City development exec leaving for Lend LeaseThe Real Deal Magazine (blog)
Melissa Burch exits FCR for Lend LeaseReal Estate Weekly

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Atlantic Yards developer loses key executive - New York Daily News

Atlantic Yards - January 14, 2015 - 11:34am

New York Daily News

Atlantic Yards developer loses key executive
New York Daily News
A top gun at the development giant overseeing Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards project has left the company. Melissa Burch, Forest City Ratner's executive vice president of commercial and residential development, who took over the role from MaryAnne Gilmartin ...
Top Forest City development exec leaving for Lend LeaseThe Real Deal Magazine (blog)
Melissa Burch exits FCR for Lend LeaseReal Estate Weekly

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Hollywood Deals Stop as David Fights Goliath: Real Estate - Bloomberg

Atlantic Yards - January 14, 2015 - 3:52am

Bloomberg

Hollywood Deals Stop as David Fights Goliath: Real Estate
Bloomberg
“We want to invest in a city that's more forward-thinking,” said Chang, whose projects include the $1 billion Metropolis in downtown Los Angeles and the $5 billion Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. “Communities that say 'not in my backyard' might not welcome us.

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Forest City Ratner's modular Brooklyn tower is back on track - New York Daily News

Atlantic Yards - January 14, 2015 - 12:00am

New York Daily News

Forest City Ratner's modular Brooklyn tower is back on track
New York Daily News
... figure in November. The building, known as B2 BKLYN, would be the first residential building at Ratner's long-delayed Pacific Park, the 22-acre, 6,000-plus unit mixed-use residential and commercial development formerly known as Atlantic Yards.

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