Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Nathan's, a 'Towering Wiener Wonderland,' and More Brooklyn in Brief Wednesday

- Billionaire and likely mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis, whose Red Apple Group is developing a two-block complex on Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn, is putting the brakes on the project until the lending situation shakes itself out. Brownstoner and New York Magazine

- A little-known section of Coney Island's redevelopment plans could turn legendary hot dog haven Nathan's Famous into a towering wiener wonderland with clubs, stores and hotel rooms. NY Daily News

- MTA cop tries to confiscate videographer's camera at public Atlantic Yards site. It's shivers up your spine time. Atlantic Yards Report

- The rebuilt McCarren Pool will feature a huge swimming pool in summer and ice skating in winter. The details of the $50 million renovation were presented to a community meeting in Williamsburg. Gowanus Lounge

- The DOB approved plans for foundation work on the site of the planned Whole Foods at Third Street and Third Avenue in Gowanus. Brownstoner

- A study casts doubt on the safety of building along the Gowanus Canal, one month before the city is expected to announce a developer for 1,000 apartments and a park there. Brooklyn Eagle

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