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David Walentas Calls Brooklyn Heights ‘Old Guard’ Anti-Semites and Racists in New York Magazine Profile

You can call David Walentas many things, but he sure knows how to get attention. In a New York Magazine profile published this week the developer and King of all DUMBO has a thing or two to say about Brooklyn Heights “old guard”:

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Karl’s Love Letter to Jane’s Carousel

Mr. J. covers the opening ceremony and the first rides, and gets some great shots from inside the pavilion, both of the carousel horses and of the Brooklyn Bridge as seen, in a funhouse mirror effect, through the slightly irregular glass. Video after the jump.

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Jane’s Carousel Takes Its First Spin in Brooklyn Bridge Park

This afternoon many city and community dignitaries, and some invited guests, including your correspondent and other press representatives, attended an opening ceremony for Jane’s Carousel. The video above shows the first spin of the antique merry-go-round in its new location, in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Riding the lead horse, and wearing a blue suit, is City […]

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Walentas in Running for Pier 1 Hotel; RFP Out For Pier 5 “Bubble”

As we observed earllier, the Brooklyn Bridge Park corporation issued a Request for Proposals to build a hotel, retail, and residence complex on the landward side of Pier 1, adjoining Furman Street, early this month. According to the New York Observer, one of the bidders is Two Trees, owned by DUMBO developer David Walentas. The […]

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Park Developers Agree to Carousel Plan

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation has agreed to accept Jane’s Carousel at the location desired by its donor, Jane Walentas, in the former Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park. YourNabe.com: DUMBO doyenne Jane Walentas has reached a final deal with the developers of Brooklyn Bridge Park to donate her lovingly restored 1920s carousel to a waterfront […]

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Unwelcome: Jane’s Carousel?

“Jane’s Carousel”, the 1920s vintage merry-go-round restored under the auspices of Jane Walentas, wife of developer David Walentas, and now housed in a building on Water Street in DUMBO, is slated to be moved across the street and into what is now Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, itself to be incorporated into Brooklyn Bridge Park, sometime […]

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Times: Walentas May be Two Years from Breaking Ground on Dock Street

In an interview by Vivian Marino in The New York Times, David Walentas, responding to a question about opposition to his Dock Street project in DUMBO, said this: Some of the community people who oppose it have filed a lawsuit; we don’t think it has merit. But that will probably take six months to get […]

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