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  1. Thread: Hudson Yards

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    Poll: So are you guys into this one? I kinda don't like...

    So are you guys into this one? I kinda don't like it. Feels, I don't know, squat? Give me a Flaktürme vibe (although less so now that it's being glassed over). Maybe it just needs its taller sister...
  2. When we lost lofter we lost the heart of this...

    When we lost lofter we lost the heart of this forum. His even-handedness, friendliness, and kindness set a tone for WNY that I think has been lost. Things were definitely on the decline before that,...
  3. Long time reader and infrequent commenter here. I...

    Long time reader and infrequent commenter here. I just have to say: I HATE IT SO SO MUCH.

    I had such high hopes too given how awesome the west side pyramid is. What a bummer...
  4. I'm a long time reader, never commenter, but...

    I'm a long time reader, never commenter, but DowntownMaven is being so ridiculous here I just have to chime in. To say that those behind the lawsuit cared only about zoning is so incredibly...
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    Try the Chess shops on Thompson St. in the...

    Try the Chess shops on Thompson St. in the village. Odds are they'll have what you're looking for.
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    I really think this is the wrong attitude. ...

    I really think this is the wrong attitude. BrooklynLove is absolutely right here. Keep Downtown Brooklyn building.
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    You have a point there. Though I don't think it...

    You have a point there. Though I don't think it helps their case to be disingenuous. Personally I feel there's a lot of disingenuous arguments thrown around (by both sides) in debates about the...
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    Good point Bklove. To continue the idea further,...

    Good point Bklove. To continue the idea further, assuming the houses were part of the underground railroad does that make them worth saving? It always seemed to me the real motivation of the people...
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    Not a parking lot per-se

    They're plaining to build an underground parking garage with park on top a la Post Office Square in Boston. I think the battle over these houses has been really fascinating. Both sides seem intent...
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    Some interesting little nuggets in this Daily...

    Some interesting little nuggets in this Daily Eagle article. Regarding the market going in at 200 Schermerhorn, Brownstoner reported the space rented today.

    Winick Realty Group Takes on 4...
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    Or maybe he does. From the article:

    Or maybe he does. From the article:
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    Great Video

    This article's noting too new but the video the Post has to go with it (narrated by Ian McKellen!) is great. There's also a gallery of renderings. One wonders if this will eventually get built.

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    BR great pictures! This is Schermerhorn House. ...

    BR great pictures! This is Schermerhorn House. It is being built by an group called Common Ground. From their website:
    It's been a really interesting to watch rise. The steel base took forever to...
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    Maybe when New York gets a Tip O'Neil of it's own...

    Maybe when New York gets a Tip O'Neil of it's own they'll be able to wrangle $15 Billion in federal funding for Penn Station. Until then I wouldn't count on it.
  15. Thread: Ninetend DS Games

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    Go to the Nintendo World Store at Rock Center. ...

    Go to the Nintendo World Store at Rock Center. They cost 20-30 bucks normally.
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    As a smoker in NYC I would say it's definitely...

    As a smoker in NYC I would say it's definitely bad form to lite up a cigarette on a crowded sidewalk. Beyond the second hand smoke you run a pretty good risk of burning someone with the cherry. ...
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    It really upsets me how people can be so opposed...

    It really upsets me how people can be so opposed to a tower of this size in Downtown Brooklyn. If there's anywhere to be building big in Brooklyn it's here. I really am starting to feel that all...
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    Fulton Mall

    Here's a slideshow from the Fulton Mall Improvement Association on this:

    http://www.fultonstreet.org/slideshow/slideshow.cfm

    And there's a nice lively discussion about this going on over at...
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    NYT Neigborhood Sum up

    April 15, 2007
    Living In | Downtown Brooklyn
    Now Open for Living, as Well as Business

    By JENNIFER BLEYER
    MATTHEW AND LORI RICHMOND were newly married and living in...
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    More Jail News

    Some more measured reactions from area residents. None of that "they'll hide their guns in our flower pots" garbage.
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    April 4, 2007...
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    That would really kill any chance of improving...

    That would really kill any chance of improving the Fulton Mall though. I've heard talk of retail going into the ground floor space in that building. I understand why the city would wand to reopen...
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    News on The House of D

    April 3, 2007
    To Help Rikers, City Wants More Prisoners in Brooklyn

    By TRYMAINE LEE
    The city’s Department of Correction wants to double the number of prisoners it plans to...
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    Schermerhorn House

    Thanks for that graphic derek. Schermerhorn House has been underway for some time now. They're still working on the foundation though. Here's a pic I took of the site the other day (14 townhouses...
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    Some Downtown Developments

    110 Livingston:
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/147/418140130_110b3a4e0a.jpg
    14 Townhouses:
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/167/418139571_7d2e858257.jpg
    The stalled Smith House:...
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    Walentas on Atlantic & Court

    I had heard this was a hotel project. Guess not...

    Walentas ‘Independence’ plan back on track

    By Christie Rizk
    The Brooklyn Paper
    A Cobble Hill apartment building project that was...
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