In Da Slope
Post Real Estate columnist Steve Cuozzo likes to act like he’s no architecture critic.
You don’t need a degree in architecture to hate the triangular mugging ground of “environmentally conscious landscaping, intimate seating areas” and a goofy, planted-roof subway entrance — a “flexible open space” more conducive to hosting a Crips-Bloods scrimmage than the intended Read More
An Arena Grows in Brooklyn
The Real Estate Desk has closely followed the career of developer Gary Barnett since he first arrived on the city’s streets in the ’90s. Well, returned to the city’s streets from Belgium, where he had been dealing diamonds. The Lower East Side-born, Monsey-bred, Queens-residing man keeps a relatively low profile, especially considering his big Read More
Forest City Ratner has unveiled a new public plaza for its Brooklyn arena. Nevermind that in a few years there will be a huge office building sitting on top of it. Read More
Since he launched The Atlantic Yards Report in 2006, Norman Oder has written 3,747 blog posts on the contentious Brooklyn development project. It’s probably enough to fill an encyclopedia, let alone a lowly paperback.
But that is exactly what Mr. Oder is setting out to do, when he announces later today—in his 3,748th Read More
Officially, Mikhail Prohkorov owns the Nets.
Following Tuesday’s approval from the NBA’s Board of commissioners, the Russian billionaire today closed on a deal with developer Bruce Ratner to buy the Nets for $200 million (and fund tens of millions in losses), according to a joint statement put out by Mr. Ratner’s Forest City Ratner and Read More
There was an odd feel to Thursday afternoon’s Atlantic Yards groundbreaking—one that felt almost as though it wasn’t 2010, but rather, say, 2007, when the economy was vibrant and projects were popping up around the city.
A giant white party tent at the site of the Nets basketball arena-to-be in Prospect Heights quickly became filled Read More
Break out the virgin shovels and the pile of pre-loosened dirt.
After years of delays–which saw a host of courts rule on a litany of lawsuits–Bruce Ratner isn’t wasting any time holding a groundbreaking for Atlantic Yards. (If he saw last week’s 60 Minutes, Mr. Ratner might feel vindicated in waiting; the program Read More
The property seizures necessary for a new Brooklyn Nets basketball arena have been approved by a judge, clearing a path for a groundbreaking on the $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards project.
The action, for which the Brooklyn judge granted a state petition seeking the title of properties within the project’s footprint, is one of the final Read More
A former City Council member in Yonkers and two others were indicted Wednesday on charges of corruption in a case with apparent links to Brooklyn development firm Forest City Ratner. The investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s office centers around Yonkers Councilwoman Sandy Annabi, and two individuals who allegedly helped convince her to sell her votes on Read More
Bruce Ratner has another year to raise $324 million. Read More