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

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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]
7.
Stephen Ross wants Equinox members to write letters to state
legislature opposing the proposed sales tax on health club services
[NYO]

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]

16.
Wells Fargo, others tighten mortgage rules [Bloomberg]


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