Astoria breaths easy … and more 

April 29, 2008 06:42PM

  • 1. Astoria residents will soon breathe easier: the state has approve a new 500-megawatt power plant that will be cleaner than old, polluting plants [Crain’s]
  • 2. Crown Heights gets an upscale beer garden [NYO]
  • 3. The Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Watchtower Bible Tract Society will soon design Bridge Park 2 in Dumbo, a two-acre city-owned park that it agreed to renovate in exchange for zoning concessions at 85 Jay Street [Brownstoner]
  • 4. Discount clothing retailer Syms is looking at redeveloping its flagship store in the Financial District as a high-rise [Post]
  • 5. Buyers are backing out of deals by re-assigning their contract to other buyers

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