The proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park takes the idea of a city-in-a-garden to new heights: towers 30 stories high holding 1,200 condos. Before yesterday’s mammoth public hearing, Councilmember David Yassky and others pushed for higher taxes and fewer units to meet the state’s goal of having the park pay for its $15 million annual maintenance while tamping down the bulk.
Another city-in-a-garden, Forest City Ratner’s Atlantic Yards, will displace between 42 and 74 households, according to an official document that signals the beginning of the environmental review process.
Hey, it’s not just Brownstoners who are getting pushed out. Even the really really wealthy can’t afford to stay on top at The Sky Club, the 56th floor lounge atop the Pan Am–er, Met Life–building on Park Avenue is closing by Christmas, the Post reports (last item).
Finally, some good news. The Columbus Circle rehab is finished! Oh, wait. It won’t be finished until next spring–but let’s celebrate anyway!