Railing against Ratner … and more 

Apr.April 14, 2008 06:18 PM
  1. 1. The Post reports that developer Bruce Ratner will receive $2.15 billion in public subsidies to build Atlantic Yards, and has outraged opponents by asking for even more money [Post]
  2. 2. The Real Estate Board of New York will announce its Ingenious Deal of the Year Awards to commercial brokers tomorrow at the 101 Club On Park Avenue [NYO]
  3. 3. The Laurel, where a worker fell to his death today, had about 36 violations, according to Borough President Scott Stringer [NYO]
  4. 4. New York University’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy reports that over 38,000 renters lived in the 15,000 buildings that went into foreclosure last year [Crain’s]
  5. 5. A glassy 19-story building will rise at 300 East 23rd Street, the site of the former East End Temple [Curbed]
  6. 6. After firing architect Robert Scarano, the developer of the controversial 360 Smith Street in Carroll Gardens has launched a Website to keep nervous neighbors updated [Curbed]
  7. 7. The South Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance officially launches; it will eye development in Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill and Red Hook’s Columbia Waterfront District [Gowanus Lounge]
  8. 8. Brooklyn residents are worried about the safety of construction sites [NYDN]

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