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Dunkin’ Donuts More Numerous than Starbucks and Nets Arena Completion Date

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MAS in the Press: MAS will lead tours of Coney Island and Williamsburg, Brooklyn this week (Brooklyn Daily Eagle).

MAS Issues in the Press: – The Nets arena may not be finished until 2011, according to developer Forest City Ratner (New York Observer); however due to the eminent domain case filed in state court last week, the realistic date of completion may be later (Atlantic Yards Report). The City’s Economic Development Corporation has hit a snag in their attempt to acquire and relocate the largest, privately owned business in Willets Point, Queens (Crain’s New York Business).

– Opponents of the proposed expansion of the Hospital for Special Surgery on the Upper East Side fear worsening traffic congestion and air quality, and loss of scenic river views (New York Times). Starbucks isn’t New York City’s most prolific chain store, Dunkin’ Donuts is (Brooklyn Daily Eagle).

– A Williamsburg Community Board is advocating for the transformation of a waterfront parking lot next to the Domino Sugar Refinery into a park (New York Daily News).

– War photographer Q. Sakamaki is releasing a new book of his photographs that captured the anti-gentrification movement in the East Village during the late 1980s and early 1990s (New York Times).