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  • From left: Stephanie Bonadio and James Stuckey

    From left: Stephanie Bonadio and James Stuckey

    If Forest City Ratner has any information about sexual harassment claims against a former executive, it has to disclose it, a New York state appellate court ruled.

    In 2012, Stephanie Bonadio filed a lawsuit against former Forest City exec James Stuckey, who also used to serve as dean of New York University’s Schack Real Estate Institute, claiming he sexually harassed her when the two both worked at NYU. [more]

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  • From left: Greenland's I-Fei Chang and a rendering of the empty lot at 615 Dean

    From left: Greenland’s I-Fei Chang and a rendering of the empty lot at 615 Dean

    Greenland Forest City Partners’ Pacific Park is getting more condos.

    The developer is officially looking to bring 244 condos to 615 Dean Street, a 26-story residential building in Brooklyn, according to an offering plan filed with the state Attorney General’s office.  [more]

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  • Rendering of Tower B2 at 461 Dean Street and MaryAnne Gilmartin

    Rendering of Tower B2 at 461 Dean Street and MaryAnne Gilmartin

    MaryAnne Gilmartin, president and CEO of Forest City Ratner Companies, has been an unflagging cheerleader of modular construction through the developer’s travails with Tower B2 — the Pacific Park building that, at 32 stories, is slated to be the world’s tallest modular structure.

    But Forest City’s Chinese partner, Greenland USA, “needs to see it to believe it,” Gilmartin said Tuesday. [more]

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  • From left: Greenland's Zhang Xuliang, an Atlantic Yards rendering (Credit: SHoP) and Bruce Ratner

    From left: Greenland’s Zhang Xuliang, a rendering of Atlantic Yards rendering (Credit: SHoP) and Bruce Ratner

    Greenland Holdings and Forest City Ratner are pushing out the last set of property owners at the site of the massive Pacific Park development. The small group of owners will have to leave their properties within two months.  [more]

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  • From left: David Schlamm and Min Chan

    From left: David Schlamm and Min Chan

    In a bid to establish itself as a conduit for small New York developers wanting to tap into foreign capital, David Schlamm’s City Connections Realty has applied to become a regional center for the wildly popular EB-5 visa program. [more]

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  • From left: MaryAnne Gilmartin and B2 BKLYN

    From left: MaryAnne Gilmartin and B2 BKLYN

    Forest City Ratner re-hired some of the workers who were laid off over the summer to finish construction on what is supposed to become the world’s tallest modular tower. But the completion date for the building has been pushed back.

    The modular tower in Brooklyn’s Pacific Park will be the first residential project to rise at the site by the Barclays Center, according to NY1.  [more]

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  • From left: Forest City's MaryAnne Gilmartin and a rendering of East River Plaza

    From left: Forest City’s MaryAnne Gilmartin and a rendering of East River Plaza

    Forest City Ratner Companies’ East River Plaza Development will include three towers and 1,100 residential units, of which 25 percent will be below market rate, new renderings show. [more]

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  • From left: FCRC's Maryanne Gilmarting and B2 BKLYN

    From left: Forest City’s Maryanne Gilmartin and B2 BKLYN

    The stalled modular tower in Brooklyn has industry insiders asking the question: is modular construction at a large scale possible? [more]

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  • From left: Bruce Ratner and the Barclays Center

    From left: Bruce Ratner and the Barclays Center

    Developer Bruce Ratner’s Forest City Ratner is selling a 55 percent stake in the Barclays Center. [more]

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  • 86 Fleet Place in Brooklyn

    86 Fleet Place in Brooklyn

    September saw two applications filed for projects in excess of 1 million square feet, according to last month’s permit applications filed with the city’s Department of Buildings. Of the top 10 biggest projects, half were filed in Manhattan and half in Brooklyn. For a full list of plans, click here.

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  • From left: B2 BKLYN rendering and Richard Kennedy

    From left: B2 BKLYN rendering and Richard Kennedy

    Forest City Ratner has slapped its joint venture partner, Skanska USA Building, with a second lawsuit in a developing dispute over construction of modular units for its Pacific Park Brooklyn residential project.

    On Friday, FCRC Modular, a Forest City Ratner limited liability company, filed a complaint with the New York State Supreme Court alleging that Skanska Modular and its president Richard Kennedy were in breach of contract after furloughing workers at a factory operated by FC+Skanska. The complaint claims that a work stoppage must first be approved by the board of FC+Skanska, a joint venture of Forest City Ratner and Skanska, and that Skanska did not seek approval before stopping work. [more]

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  • From left: East River Plaza residence rendering, Edward Blumenfeld and Bruce Ratner

    From left: East River Plaza residence rendering, Edward Blumenfeld and Bruce Ratner

    East Harlem residents are sounding off in meetings with Blumenfeld Development Group and Forest City Ratner Companies over plans to build residential towers above the East River Plaza mall. [more]

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  • Bruce Ratner and the Nets' home court at the Barclays Center

    Bruce Ratner and the Nets’ home court at the Barclays Center

    Bruce Ratner is looking to unload the remainder of his ownership stake in the Brooklyn Nets, and has brought investment bank Evercore Partners on board to advise him on a deal. [more]

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  • From left: Atlantic Yards rendering, Bruce Ratner of Forest City Ratner and Goldman Sachs Urban chief executive Gary Cohn

    From left: Atlantic Yards rendering, Bruce Ratner of Forest City Ratner and Goldman Sachs Urban chief executive Gary Cohn

    A trade group for New York’s affordable housing sector is urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to consider whether using union labor for inclusionary zoning projects will do any good, according to an op-ed from member Nancy Lepre. [more]

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  • East River Plaza in East Harlem

    East River Plaza in East Harlem

    A developer based in upstate New York leased 14,500 square feet of retail space at the East River Plaza in East Harlem to Mount Sinai Hospital. [more]

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  • Forest City Ratner's pre-fabricated units for B2

    Forest City Ratner’s pre-fabricated units for B2 (Credit: Brownstoner)

    After a six-month delay, Forest City Ratner will begin stacking its fully-constructed modular units to form the 32-story Atlantic Yards building known as B2 next week. [more]

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  • From left, Bruce Ratner, James Dolan, Nassau Coliseum

    From left: Bruce Ratner, James Dolan, Nassau Coliseum

    The fight between James Dolan and Bruce Ratner for the right to rebuild and run Nassau Coliseum in Long Island is almost at an end, Crain’s reported. [more]

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  • James Stuckey, the divisional dean of the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate resigned abruptly this past Friday, the school told The Real Deal, in a situation reminiscent of how he departed four years ago from a top job at the development firm Forest City Ratner Companies. At NYU, Stuckey left behind a mixed legacy in his two-year tenure, forcing through what some described as necessary changes to improve the school, but was criticized with operating with what they saw as an arrogant and biased management style.

    Stuckey resigned last Friday “effective immediately,” said Paola Curcio-Kleinman, executive director of strategic marketing and communications for the School of Continuing and Professional studies, of which the Schack Institute is a part.

    She said the school would likely make an announcement in the next few days about who would lead the division, but beyond that she would not comment. … [more]

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  • Empire State Development Corporation and Forest City Ratner Companies have served notice that they intend to fight a July court decision ordering further environmental review of the Atlantic Yards project, Brooklyn Speaks, a civic organization that has for a long time been opposed to the development, announced today.

    In July, a Supreme Court judge ruled that the project was subject to another environmental review, as the construction timeline for the second phase of the project was extended to 25 years.

    The filing of the appeal by FCRC and ESDC delays ESDC’s obligation to comply with the court order, Brooklyn Speaks said, thus delaying changes to the Atlantic Yards plan that would accelerate the delivery of affordable housing and jobs to the area. — Katherine Clarke[more]

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  • While Atlantic Yards developer Forest City Ratner has said it hopes to break ground this year on a long-delayed 400-unit residential tower slated for the Downtown Brooklyn project, a company spokesperson says that goal may be a ways off, according to the Brooklyn Paper. Forest City Ratner currently doesn’t have the funding lined up to start the project, the spokesperson said, and that may distort the developer’s timeline for the project. “We hope to release designs in late spring or early summer and still hope to break ground this year,” the spokesperson said. As previously reported, the developer has, however, picked an architect for the residential structure: SHoP Architects, the same company that designed the Barclays Center arena at the Atlantic Yards development. [Brooklyn Paper]

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