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New Dock Street School Opens

Your correspondent got notice Monday that at 1:00 p.m. yesterday there would be a ribbon cutting by Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña for the new Dock Street School, a public middle school (grades 6 through 8), drawing “a diverse student body from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Prospect Heights, Clinton Hill, Vinegar Hill […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Grace & Spiritus Chorale of Brooklyn will present two performances of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, a cantata composed in 1935-36, based on medieval poems, that has become one of the world’s most recognized pieces of “classical” music, and has been covered by, among many others, the Swedish metal group Therion and by Nas and Puff […]

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The New York Times Reports on Jed Walentas

The New York Times profiled Jed Walentas of Two Trees Management over the weekend. In the piece by Marc Santora we learn among other things that the heir to the Walentas empire is pals with Donald Trump and that Bruce Ratner doesn’t think the kid is chopped liver. And just in case you didn’t think […]

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City Council passes Dock Street 39-9

((Click here for a downloadable PDF of the revised renderings.)) We’re live-blogging, sort of, the Dock Street DUMBO vote before City Council this afternoon. The full Council just voted 39-9 in support of the project, with the no-votes from Councilmembers Tony Avella, Charles Barron, Bill DeBlasio, Vincent Gentile, Eric Gioia, John Liu, Peter Vallone, and, […]

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DNA on Dock Street DUMBO: Investigate “Possible Criminal Activity” by Two Trees, SCA and DOE

The DUMBO Neighborhood Association (“DNA”), which has opposed the Dock Street project proposed by developer Jed Walentas of Two Trees Management, today sent a four page letter to the Inspector General of the New York City School Construction Authority (“SCA”), and to the Inspector General for Lobbying Activities, demanding “a thorough investigation into the activities […]

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NYT on Dock Street

The New York Times ran a story on the opposition to Two Trees’ Dock Street DUMBO project in its online edition on Friday (it ran in print yesterday), along with a nifty Flash graphic showing  before and after views from the Brooklyn Bridge: New York Times: Mr. Walentas maintains that the opposition is being driven […]

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Two Trees Snail Mail Spam

A tipster sent us this unsolicited letter they received today, from Two Trees Management, asking for support for their Dock Street Dumbo plan. Yelling “IT’S NOW OR NEVER FOR A NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL IN DUMBO AND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD’S FIRST EVER AFFORDABLE HOUSING!”, they ask the recipient to contact David Yassky immediately, and attend a hearing […]

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Truths emerge about SCA and Dock St.

Turns out, the School Construction Authority may have said one thing about building a middle school in DUMBO — but internally be discussing another. A concerned DUMBO citizen filed a Freedom of Information Act with the SCA to uncover what exactly they are saying about the proposed middle school site on Dock Street in DUMBO, […]

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Public Service or Propaganda?

From the BHB Inbox comes photos of a “diorama” from Two Trees promoting its Dock Street DUMBO project in the window of The Brooklyn Eagle’s headquarters at 30 Henry Street.   Is this a sign that the Eagle is “in the tank” for the Walentas or is it an old media version of a “guest post” […]

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