Thursday, April 17, 2008

Brooklyn Navy Yard's 'Admirals' Row' Gets Reprieve, and Other Brooklyn in Brief

- The derelict Navy officers’ mansions that make up “Admirals’ Row” have been granted a temporary reprieve, frustrating the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, which has long wanted to build a grocery store on the site. Brooklyn Eagle

- The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development announced the selection of the team chosen to design and construct green development at “Public Place,” a six-acre site alongside the Gowanus Canal. Crains NY, Brooklyn Eagle, Curbed and Brownstoner.

- Rabbi Yehuda Kolko, a Brooklyn yeshiva teacher charged with sexually molesting his students, copped a plea and was sentenced to three years’ probation. Now the Jewish Week News wonders if Brooklyn DA Hynes lacks the political will to pursue allegations of wrongdoing involving Brooklyn’s politically powerful Orthodox community.

- IKEA's 346,000-square-foot store on the Brooklyn waterfront in Red Hook will open on June 18. The project includes a 6.5-acre public waterfront esplanade and many transit options, including shuttles to nearby subway stations and to Downtown Brooklyn. Observer

- Racked shows
a rendering of what the empty retail space in the spectacular lobby of One Hanson Place near BAM might look like if/when it is leased.

- Traffic cop attacked on Cadman Plaza East. Brooklyn Eagle

- Avoid Manhattan at all costs: The Pope’s visit will bring East Side traffic to a screeching halt on Friday. The FDR Drive will also close on Friday as the Pope shuttles to and from the UN. Crain's NY Business

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