The two mini-moguls who wrested control of the Brooklyn Navy
Yard studio project from Robert De Niro and Harvey Weinstein just over a year
ago are facing another group of powerful opponents, whose considerable clout is
not merely political but spiritual: the rabbis of Williamsburg.
The plan for an immense movie studio has angered Read More
When Mayor Rudolph Giuliani abruptly yanked the proposed Brooklyn Navy Yard movie studio deal from Robert De Niro and Miramax Films co-chairman Harvey Weinstein, a last-minute detail slipped off City Hall’s “to-do” list. Nobody called Mr. De Niro and Mr. Weinstein to tell them that the Mayor had decided to award the coveted project to Read More
In a last-ditch effort to derail Robert De Niro’s plan for a $150 million movie studio at the old Brooklyn Navy Yard, two entrepreneurs who control development rights to the site are threatening to block the project with a lawsuit, The Observer has learned.
The threat is the latest round in a backstage power struggle Read More