Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The One Building In Brooklyn That Lost $80,000 in Value Over Six Years, and More Brooklyn Briefs

- The state won't tell Daniel Goldstein or The Brooklyn Paper how it determined that the Atlantic Yards holdout's apartment is worth $80,000 less than he paid for it six years ago. (The Mafia probably has a word for it, though.)

- Mayor Bloomberg and the NYC DDC announced Tuesday that they are suing Comptroller William C. Thompson to try to force him to approve a contract in connection with the proposed renovation and expansion of the Brooklyn House of Detention on Atlantic Avenue. Brooklyn Eagle

- Brokelyn has put together a roundup of the first annual NYC Bloggers Do the Holidays Roundup, including a month's worth of free or cheap holiday-ish things to do.

- Grab your checkbook: Bond-rating agency Moody's has given a barely investment-grade rating to the bonds for the Atlantic Yards arena. The Empire State Development Corp. could make its initial bond offering as soon as today. No Land Grab (summary from other sites)

- A deer swam from New Jersey to Governors Island. Really. New York Magazine

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