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D13 Education Round Up: Farina Town Hall, Rezoning Implementation, Walentas Family Foundation Grants

There are two unique opportunities to engage directly with the DOE this week on issues specific to District 13. TUESDAY, MAY 3rd: The District 13 CEC hosts a Town Hall meeting with Chancellor Carmen Farina.  The gathering provides a unique, albeit brief opportunity to ask the Chancellor about the issues that matter most to you […]

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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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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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Walentas Looks to Clock Sucker Punch Recession

Two Trees has listed the super-fantastic Clocktower apartment at One Main Street in Dumbo for sale at $25 million dollars. Recession? Feh! Check out the apartment in all its glory at clocktowerny.com . The New York Times wrote about this 3,000 sq foot triplex earlier this year.

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Yassky, Gioia Protest Dock Street DUMBO

BHB contributor Matthew Parker sent in these photos of our man in the NYC Council, David Yassky, and fellow councilmember Eric Gioia of the 26th District at this morning’s rally in Brooklyn Bridge Park to protest Two Trees’ Dock Street DUMBO project. Also in attendance  project opponent Christian Roebling the great-great grandson of Washington and […]

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Planning Commision Makes Dock Street DUMBO a Wee Bit Smaller

The Brooklyn Paper reports on the City Planning Commission’s OK (with a catch)  of  Two Trees’ controversial Dock Street DUMBO project: Brooklyn Paper: The City Planning Commission voted overwhelmingly to support a controversial tower next to the Brooklyn Bridge — though the building’s 18-story wing will be shaved by one story. In addition, Jed Walentas’s […]

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Dock Street public hearing: Round 3

The Department of City Planning will host its public hearing for the controversial Dock Street DUMBO project this afternoon at its headquarters in lower Manhattan at 22 Reade Street. The meeting is on its day calendar, but is “not likely to start before 12:30 pm,” it says.

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Marty Supports — Sort of — Dock Street DUMBO!

Borough President Marty Markowitz has filed his letter of support for the contentious Dock Street residential project in DUMBO, following a public hearing he held on Jan. 28. We will have a copy of Marty’s letter for you soon, but in the meantime, the New York Times City Room blog writes:

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