Plans approved for elementary school at Bay Ridge United Methodist Church space, Six Flags files for bankruptcy … and more

June 15, 2009 07:15PM

1. Plans approved to build an elementary school at Bay Ridge United Methodist Church space [Brooklyn Paper]
2. Syms and Vornado Realty Trust won auction for Filene’s Basement for $62.4 million [Crains]
3. Bronx tenants voice opinions about landlord increases [NYDN]
4. Jean Nouvel’s taller tower not fully approved yet [Curbed]
5. Six Flags has filed for bankruptcy [NYT]
6. Richard Gere and family downsizing from two Hamptons homes to one [National Post]
7. Bankruptcy court approves the sale of the Tropicana resort and casino [GlobeSt]
8. Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. has gone into contract to sell his East Village apartment, Raymond Weil President Benny Shabtai is once again lowering the price of his townhouse at 870 Park Avenue [Cityfile]
9. Atlantic Yards eminent domain plaintiffs file notice with the Court of Appeals [DDDB], red tape for Atlantic Yards may lead to a better development [Metro]
11. Nets expected to thrive at Brooklyn arena [Newsday]
12. Meeting for Carroll Gardens and Columbia Street Waterfront District contextual rezoning scheduled for June 25 [OTBKB]