Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ratner Gets Atlantic Yards Loan, and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Forest City Ratner has secured $161.9 million in refinancing for the Atlantic Yards project. Fox Business CPN, and No Land Grab. (Good thing, because the MTA says it won't share any of its federal stimulus funds with the developer. NY Post )

- A coalition is calling for a moratorium on foreclosures in New York to give Obama's $275 billion mortgage relief plan a chance to work. Crain's NY

- Gowanus Lounge has a video of a very mellow rottweiler and a real pig meeting in McCarren Park. GL

- Will the BUG building on Remsen Street be landmarked? Brooklyn Heights Blog

- The inaugural Shorty Awards Ceremony was held recently at Galapagos. The awards honor the world’s top Twitterers—those who produce great content in 140 characters or less. Brooklyn Eagle

- The New York Foundation for the Arts is moving to 20 Jay St., Dumbo. DumboNYC

- Brooklyn Based is building a fabulous list of free and cheap recession-proof things to do in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Based

- Two computerized paper ballot optical scan voting systems were introduced Tuesday in Brooklyn. (Someone tell us again what's wrong with our old dependable manual voting machines?) Village Voice

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