Atlantic Yards will be dramatically scaled-down due to the downturn in the market, reports the NY Times and the Brooklyn Paper.  While plans for much of the project’s residential component, as well as Frank Ghery’s “Miss Brooklyn” office tower (shown here) have been postponed, plans for the development of a new arena for the Nets remain on-track for the 2010 season.  Daniel Goldstein of Task Force members Develop, Don’t Destroy Brooklyn told the Times, “We need leadership in the city and the state to face the music… The project needs to be reconfigured, rethought and renegotiated. The promise was affordable housing. It’s clearly been put on the back burner, while the arena has been moved to the front burner.”

Streetsblog breaks down the latest on congestion pricing – including a public hearing coming up on Monday.

Some Queens preservationists feel that they have been ignored, but the Landmarks Commission has responded with a 12,495-building survey of the borough, reports the Daily News.

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