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Forest City's Atlantic Yards Project Clears Enviro Hurdle - Law360 (subscription)

Atlantic Yards - June 12, 2014 - 5:36pm

Forest City's Atlantic Yards Project Clears Enviro Hurdle
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, New York (June 12, 2014, 6:33 PM ET) -- The Empire State Development Corp. on Thursday approved the final environmental impact statement for the 22-acre Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, clearing the way for developer Forest City Ratner Cos.

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Capital Real Estate: Tax-break war intensifies between NY, NJ - Capital New York

Atlantic Yards - June 12, 2014 - 5:46am

Capital Real Estate: Tax-break war intensifies between NY, NJ
Capital New York
Empire State Development directors vote on final supplemental environmental impact statement for Atlantic Yards, 11:30 a.m., 633 Third Avenue, 37th floor conference room. .... DOWNTOWN OR BROOKLYN? — “Sale of R/GA's Garment Center HQ Is Imminent,” by ...

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Capital Real Estate: Midtown East plan would require major MTA work - Capital New York

Atlantic Yards - June 11, 2014 - 5:30am

Capital Real Estate: Midtown East plan would require major MTA work
Capital New York
In an event meant to coincide with the Ratner award, the Historic Districts Council will present the film Battle for Brooklyn followed by a panel discussion with planning experts and community advocates about Atlantic Yards, 6 p.m., Brooklyn Lyceum ...

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Architects propose 'alternatives' to Atlantic Yards construction - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Atlantic Yards - June 9, 2014 - 11:19am

Architects propose 'alternatives' to Atlantic Yards construction
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
A gallery exhibit offers five intriguing designs–scaled models and all–as alternatives to the current construction scheme proposed for the Atlantic Yards site. 'Five Proposals for the Future of the Atlantic Yards' opened Thursday evening at ...

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Jackie-O author defends choice to honor Bruce Ratner - Page Six

Atlantic Yards - June 7, 2014 - 10:03pm

Jackie-O author defends choice to honor Bruce Ratner
Page Six
... Medal to Bruce Ratner, chairman of Forest City Ratner, and company President and CEO MaryAnne Gilmartin, developers of Barclays Center and Atlantic Yards. The preservationists claim the project has demolished several historic Brooklyn buildings.

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The ambitious, absurd ideas to turn Brooklyn into a utopia - The Verge

Atlantic Yards - June 7, 2014 - 6:16pm

The ambitious, absurd ideas to turn Brooklyn into a utopia
The Verge
One of the largest redevelopment projects in New York City history is currently underway in Brooklyn. The $5 billion Atlantic Yards development includes the newly built Barclays Center, roughly 6,000 apartments, and hundreds of thousands of square feet ...

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Brooklyn Bids for 2016 Democratic National Convention - Reason (blog)

Atlantic Yards - June 6, 2014 - 3:42pm

Reason (blog)

Brooklyn Bids for 2016 Democratic National Convention
Reason (blog)
The Barclays Center, is should be noted, is part of the controversial Atlantic Yards redevelopment project. Unlike the more organic growth in other parts of Brooklyn, this redevelopment involved the city coming in with eminent domain statutes blazing ...

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Bruce Ratner, Maryanne Gilmartin to be honored by MAS - Real Estate Weekly

Atlantic Yards - June 5, 2014 - 11:42am

Bruce Ratner, Maryanne Gilmartin to be honored by MAS
Real Estate Weekly
He has developed 44 ground-up projects in the New York City and is the majority owner and developer of Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets and the centerpiece of the first phase of the transformative Atlantic Yards development, which will ...

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Downtown Brooklyn rezoning benefits entirety of NYC - Real Estate Weekly

Atlantic Yards - June 5, 2014 - 9:41am

Downtown Brooklyn rezoning benefits entirety of NYC
Real Estate Weekly
The passage of the Downtown Brooklyn rezoning in 2004 provided critical momentum for many other projects such as the creation of Brooklyn Bridge Park and Atlantic Yards. Today Brooklyn Bridge Park is well on its way to completion offering unparalleled ...

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Exhibition: Five Proposals for the Future of the Atlantic Yards - ArchDaily

Atlantic Yards - June 4, 2014 - 9:22am

Exhibition: Five Proposals for the Future of the Atlantic Yards
ArchDaily
The exhibition has been organized by architect Thomas Barry, principal of the Brooklyn-based design firm OPerA Studio, with contributed exhibits from five firms, including Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design (JZA+D); Amoia Cody Architecture; David ...

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Plan to Honor Big Developer in Brooklyn Is Criticized - New York Times

Atlantic Yards - June 3, 2014 - 8:45pm

Plan to Honor Big Developer in Brooklyn Is Criticized
New York Times
While Forest City Ratner has built many notable projects, for its critics the company is defined by Atlantic Yards, in which it used eminent domain and public subsidies to demolish Brooklyn buildings for its basketball arena and a series of planned ...
Ratner award sparks intra-preservationist fightCapital New York
Preservationist group under fire for giving Forest City Ratner an awardThe Real Deal Magazine (blog)

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Ratner award sparks intra-preservationist fight - Capital New York

Atlantic Yards - June 3, 2014 - 4:27am

Ratner award sparks intra-preservationist fight
Capital New York
To register its displeasure this time around, the Historic Districts Council will host a screening of a film chronicling Ratner's Atlantic Yards exploits, Battle for Brooklyn, the same night as the gala. Afterward, the group will host a panel ...

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5 Proposals For Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards Megaproject - Co.Design

Atlantic Yards - June 2, 2014 - 12:44pm

5 Proposals For Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards Megaproject
Co.Design
The Atlantic Yards, a sprawling, 22-acre redevelopment project in Brooklyn, has been plagued by controversy since it was proposed a decade ago. Critics objected to its use of eminent domain, its environmental impact, and its pace of construction. The ...

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Chinese Battling Australia's Richest Man for Casino License Down Under - Forbes

Atlantic Yards - June 2, 2014 - 3:50am

Chinese Battling Australia's Richest Man for Casino License Down Under
Forbes
In the US, Greenland last year bought a controlling stake in a residential tower project in Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards. Competing with Greenland is a joint bid by Hong Kong developer Far East Consortium, and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Ltd a property ...

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Judge Values Condemned Atlantic Yards Property at $9.2M - Curbed NY

Atlantic Yards - June 1, 2014 - 3:15pm

Judge Values Condemned Atlantic Yards Property at $9.2M
Curbed NY
Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Wayne Saitta recently reviewed reports, accounting for the costs of lawyers and other city planning consultants integral to the rezoning process, and concluded that the actual value of the property is about $9.186 million ...

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Lewis Katz, Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner and ex-Nets, Devils owner, dies in ... - NorthJersey.com

Atlantic Yards - June 1, 2014 - 2:29pm

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Lewis Katz, Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner and ex-Nets, Devils owner, dies in ...
NorthJersey.com
... led the Nets owners to start negotiating with New York City real estate developer Bruce Ratner, who wanted to buy the Nets and have an arena built for them in Brooklyn as part of a multibillion-dollar real estate project that became known as ...

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NBA owners losing money? It no longer passes sniff test - Comcast SportsNet Washington

Atlantic Yards - May 30, 2014 - 11:10am

NBA owners losing money? It no longer passes sniff test
Comcast SportsNet Washington
The value in franchises are fully recognized when they're sold, or used, such as in the case of the Brooklyn Nets, to leverage a $4.9 billion, 22-acre real estate jackpot. Then-owner Bruce Ratner was able to acquire land at Atlantic Yards for condos ...

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Old Pier 17 Is Almost Gone, New Pier 17 To Open In 2016 - Curbed NY

Atlantic Yards - May 30, 2014 - 10:06am

Old Pier 17 Is Almost Gone, New Pier 17 To Open In 2016
Curbed NY
Atlantic Yards: A bunch of cheap-looking mod-boxes. Domino: Holy hideous. That mess is going to make Brooklyn the proud owner of one of the world's ugliest skylines (and to think the rejected (?!) Vinoly design for Domino actually looked great...). The ...

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Capital Real Estate: City said to be nearing plan to rezone Midtown East - Capital New York

Atlantic Yards - May 30, 2014 - 4:56am

Capital Real Estate: City said to be nearing plan to rezone Midtown East
Capital New York
HOSPITAL DRAMA – “The unmaking of a LICH deal,” by Capital's Dan Goldberg: Last Thursday, The Peebles Corporation told a Brooklyn judge a deal with SUNY to purchase Long Island College Hospital was close at hand. But just hours after leaving court ...

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