By Bruce Ratner’s telling, his deal to sell the Nets to Mikhail Prokhorov began in earnest this summer over dinner at the Russian billionaire’s home.
Mr. Ratner, on a tour Wednesday of his Frank Gehry-designed Beekman apartment tower under construction in Lower Manhattan, shared a few details about the recently announced deal, which is key Read More
With an election two months away, Mayor Bloomberg certainly isn’t running away from Atlantic Yards, the $4.9 billion mega-project that never ceases to elicit fervent opposition in neighboring areas of Brooklyn.
Confronted Thursday with an Independent Budget Office report that alleges the centerpiece Nets arena is a net-money loser for the city—which is incentivizing Read More
The Star-Ledger reports that Newark Mayor Cory Booker and the New Jersey Devils are trying to assemble investors to buy the Nets basketball team from development firm Forest City Ratner.
Should the Nets be sold—Forest City denied that the team is for sale—it would presumably kill the more than $4 billion Atlantic Yards Read More
The New Jersey Nets basketball team now plans to move to the Barclays Arena in central Brooklyn in 2010. The team originally planned to be in the arena, which is part of the Atlantic Yards project, in time for the 2009-10 season; but, as the Bergen Record reports this morning (via The Real Deal), Read More
Sean (Puffy) Combs was on the phone from a yacht in the Bahamas, and he was laughing.
“When Penny Marshall comes to my joints, she gets buck wild!” Mr. Combs said with admiration in his polite voice. “Every time she comes to one of my parties, she gets … ” he paused, then continued excitedly, Read More
Rudy Giuliani will be campaigning for New Hampshire Republicans on Oct. 12, his first political trip to the presidential battleground since 2004.
Jeanine Pirro says she’s tougher on perverts than Andrew Cuomo.
State campaign contribution limits didn’t stop AIG from giving $50,000 to Eliot Spitzer in one day and $90,000 to George Read More
What if Bruce Ratner never finished his gargantuan arena-and-housing development in central Brooklyn? Or, quite similarly but more likely, what if he put off fulfilling his commitment to affordable housing for years and years?
Construction schedules in a 1,400-page state study of the Atlantic Yards project show that Mr. Ratner is going to build the Read More
Early on the evening of June 13, basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson was standing before a group of about 40 cocktail-sipping real-estate brokers and house-hunters gathered in a 10th-floor office in the Williamsburgh Savings Bank building in downtown Brooklyn.
A stack of Brooklyn Dodgers hats, next to shirts bearing the legend “One Hanson Place” and Read More
Last week, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn asked Letitia James, who represents the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn on the Council, to bring in a few of her angry constituents.
They’re angry about developer Forest City Ratner’s plans to build a 22-acre complex, centered on a new arena for the New Jersey Nets, in the Read More
… and you can probably take Freddy’s out of Brooklyn, too.
The Brooklyn Papers is reporting that at 8 p.m. tonight, the owner of Freddy’s, the popular Dean Street, Prospect Heights bar, will pour its last pint of Brooklyn Lager.
The building is slated for demolition in Bruce Ratner’s plans Read More