2008_08_oliver.jpgA controversial 7-floor condo going up at 360 Smith Street – which some see as emblematic of Carroll Gardens's "rampant out-of-scale development." The local community board's Public Land Use committee voted to deny developer Billy Stein an extension allowing him to finish the building's foundation. Lost City was at the meeting, which featured an MTA worker's assertion the Carroll Street subway station couldn't support the bulk of 360 as proposed: "Stein, meanwhile, leaned against the lip of the auditorium's stage, a study in negative body language. To my eye, he was a picture of ingrained smugness. If there had been a button in the room that triggered a trap door to make the crowd disappear, he would have hit it, then breathed on his fingernails and polished them against his lapel."