Thursday, November 04, 2010

Prokhorov learning from Ratner, places item about mogul watching demolition of Goldstein's building (and eating at "nearby" Peter Luger)

According to an item fed to NetsDaily editor Net Income (according to the Times Magazine "a 65-year-old New York-based television producer anxious to keep his old- and new-media identities separate"), Nets majority owner Mikhail Prokhorov and a group of a dozen people on Saturday "watched quietly from a nearby vantage point" the demolition of 636 Pacific Street, the building housing Atlantic Yards opponent Daniel Goldstein's former condominium.

As the photo, from Prokhorov's Onexim Group hints, that "nearby vantage point" is the roof of Forest City Ratner's Atlantic Center mall.

According to Mr. Income's triumphant report:
After spending about 20 minutes looking at the site and the construction plans, Prokhorov and the group went to lunch at the nearby Peter Luger steakhouse, where they dined on porterhouse, creamed spinach and cheesecake for dessert. There must have been some champagne too.
Looking for Luger

For those more familiar with Brooklyn, Peter Luger (B), which is in Williamsburg, is not exactly nearby the mall (A), which is in Fort Greene, or the Atlantic Yards site, which is in Prospect Heights.

Still, you can bet that Prokhorov media guru Ellen Pinchuk has been learning from Forest City Ratner consultant "dark genius" Joe DePlasco.

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