Menendez to DSCC, Brooklyn Bridge Park by 2013

As expected, Bob Menendez will replace Chuck Schumer as head of the DSCC. [AP]

Jason Zengerle can't imagine why he'd want to. [The Plank]

Despite costing $47 million, the city just released a time-line for the completion of Brooklyn Bridge Park. [Brownstoner]

It's possible the Atlantic Yards eminent domain case will be heard as early as January. [AYR]

An upstate editorial board pushes for a new senator from…upstate. [Democrat & Chronicle]

New G.D.P. figures show the economy is worse than most economists thought. [CNBC]

Barack Obama and Democrats released more details on the next stimulus plan, putting the cost at about $500 billion. [AP]