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St. Ann’s Warehouse to Stay in DUMBO

The Times’ “ArtsBeat” blog reports that St. Ann’s Warehouse Theater, which is slated to leave its present location to make way for the Dock Street Project, and which lost its bid to build new space in the Tobacco Warehouse, has signed a lease that will allow it to relocate to 29 Jay Street, also in […]

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Court Nixes St. Ann’s Use of Tobacco Warehouse

Last April, Judge Eric Vitaliano of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York issued a preliminary injunction against the transfer of the Tobacco Warehouse in the Fulton Ferry Historic to St. Ann’s Warehouse as a new home for its theater and performing arts space. On Tuesday, as expected, he reaffirmed his […]

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City Inks Pact With Walentas for Middle School at Dock Street

The City’s School Construction Authority has entered into a contract with Two Trees Management Co., controlled by the Walentas family, to put a middle school in the controversial Dock Street building. Brooklyn Daily Eagle: An indication that Two Trees Management Co. is finally moving forward with its proposed mixed-use Dock Street Dumbo development came Thursday […]

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P.S. 8 Open House Thursday Morning

Parents of pre-schoolers who are considering sending their children to P.S. 8 are invited to an open house this Thursday, February 3, beginning at 9:00 a.m. No registration is necessary to attend; simply enter through the school’s main entrance at 37 Hicks Street (between Middagh and Poplar) at the appointed time. More details are at […]

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DUMBO Residents Challenge Dock Street in Court

Wednesday evening, the DUMBO Neighborhood Foundation held a meeting at 66 Water Street to discuss the litigation that DNF has begun in an attempt to have the courts reverse the City’s decision to let the Dock Street project proceed. Barry Silverstein and Gus Sheha, neighborhood residents and principals of DNF, spoke about the various aspects […]

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Dock Street Opponents Host Meeting Wednesday Evening

The efforts of the DUMBO Neighborhood Foundation to fight the Walentas’ proposed Dock Street project in court are continuing. This in from the DNF: DNF is hosting an informative discussion and presentation regarding the Dock St. lawsuit. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 19th at 7:00pm and will be held at 66 Water […]

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DUMBO Neighborhood Foundation Seeks Support to Oppose Dock Street

Although Two Trees Management Co., LLC, the Walentas family’s development entity, has received the permissions necessary to proceed with the controversial Dock Street project, opposition to it continues. The DUMBO Neighborhood Foundation has set up a website explaining opposition to the project, and seeking donations to finance further legal or regulatory challenges. Other community groups […]

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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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Lawsuit Filed to Halt Dock Street

A group has filed a lawsuit in order to halt the Dock Street Dumbo project, alleging that the School Construction Authority didn’t conduct a proper, objective selection process for the site, as required by law. The lawsuit, filed by the DUMBO Neighborhood Foundation, also said that the private developer, Two Trees, and New York City […]

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Internal E-mails Say Dock Street Bad Site for School

Newly released documents reveal that Department of Education architects felt that Two Trees’ controversial Dock Street DUMBO project “would yield a very small school (compromised from our standards) with premium costs due to the mixed use with the high-rise residential building.” However, the two-year-old internal e-mails do not address the current plans for the site, […]

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