Village food fight … and more

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  • 1. East Village residents make a stand for a supermarket on the bottom floor of an NYU-owned building on Second Avenue [Villager]
  • 2. U.S. Senate rejects proposal to let bankruptcy judges alter mortgages to help distressed homeowners [NYT]
  • 3. City offers $240 million for a bid that would transform the dormant Brooklyn House of Detention on Atlantic Avenue from an 11-story, 759-inmate jail into one with 1,469 inmates and ground-floor retail [Brooklyn Paper]
  • 4. Property where developer Shaya Boymelgreen had planned Gowanus Village is back on the market [Brooklyn Paper]
  • 5. Prospect Lefferts Gardens residents are nervous about developer Henry Herbst’s plans for a glassy 23-story structure with 80 condos and ground-floor retail [Brooklyn Paper]
  • 6. Rendering revealed of the Toren, the 38-story green skyscraper planned for the corner of Myrtle and Flatbush avenues in Downtown Brooklyn [Brooklyn Paper]
  • 7. Old Brooklyn auto dealership by the Manhattan Bridge could be replaced by a luxury hotel [Brooklyn Paper]
  • 8. A $2.4 million house being built in Scarsdale, N.Y., blows up with so
    much force that light fixtures shook at a school a mile away [NYT]
  • 9. Crane inspector arrested for faking inspection of Turtle Bay crane resigns [Post]
  • 10. Critics of Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan claim the new legislation in Albany is based on an accounting trick [Sun]
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