Thursday, May 3, 2012

Domino Developer Loses Battle; Ratner's Modular Factory; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- The developer of the proposed $1.5 billion Domino Sugar Factory project loses court battle, handing the majority stake to the project’s senior lender. Observer

- United American Land has closed on the 50,000 square-foot commercial condominium at 210 Joralemon Street, commonly known as the Brooklyn Municipal Building, for $10 million. TRD

- Water Street Restaurant in DUMBO closed by Department of Health, in spite of getting an A on a recent inspection. Dumbo, NYC

- Caribbean girls discover Jewish neighbors in Crown Heights are really OK. Brooklyn Eagle

- MTA bringing big upgrades to Jay Street substation. Brownstoner

- Ratner wants to construct a modular building factory at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to go into the cheap skyscraper business. Globe Street

- Midwood High School's class of 1957 returns for their 55th reunion -- and puts on a new production of a play they first created over half a century ago. Brooklyn Eagle

- AG Eric Schneiderman is seeking $1.4 million from a Williamsburg developer who built a project that is allegedly “rife with construction defects,” including leaks, faulty windows and the use of flammable material on the roof. TRD

- Here's a map of all the abandoned bikes in New York City. Probably missed a couple. Transportation Nation

- Newtown Creek safe for kayaking, dangerous for swimming, iffy for seafood. Brooklyn Paper

- The biggest full moon of the year happens this Saturday at 11:35 p.m. EDT. Gothamist

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