22 new schools to open in the city, Brooklyn Bridge Park costs $200M more than expected … and more

TRD New York /
Jan.January 30, 2009 05:46 PM

1. 22 new school buildings will open in the city this fall [NYT]; a
religious school in Williamsburg is almost finished [Curbed]; and film high school opening in the Bronx [NY1]
2. Plan for Roosevelt Island would bring 900 condo units to the island [Curbed]
3. Four-story building to rise at Park Slope’s 292 7th Street [Brownstoner]
4. Construction resumes at 333 Eastern Parkway [Brownstoner]
5. Avalon rising fast, Toren covered in glass [Brownstoner]
6. Harlem restaurant Amy Ruth’s won’t be opening a Brooklyn location [Crain’s]
Stephen Ross wants Equinox members to write letters to state
legislature opposing the proposed sales tax on health club services

8. Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corp. says park will cost about
$350 million, $200 million more than Mayor Bloomberg and former Governor
Pataki set aside for the project in 2002 [Brooklyn Paper]
9. Brooklyn Paper in favor of Two Trees’ Dock Street project [Brooklyn Paper]
10. Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries says economy has slowed down the Atlantic Yards steamroller [AY Report]
11. Affordable housing complex going up in the Bronx [NY1]

12. Mayor Bloomberg paints grim picture for city’s 2009 budget [NYDN]

13. Mets fans plan to say last goodbye to Shea Stadium tomorrow [NYT]

14. Construction worker injured in scaffolding collapse at 501 East 42nd Street [CBS]

15. GDP fell 3.8 percent in fourth quarter, sharpest drop in 26 years [CNN Money]

Wells Fargo, others tighten mortgage rules [Bloomberg]

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