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Developer Gerald Wolkoff stands on property owned by (Credit: Ed Betz)

Developer Gerald Wolkoff stands on property owned by Heartland where he proposes Heartland Town Square, a $4-billion minicity in Brentwood. (Feb. 16, 2011)

Heartland development plan

Gerald Wolkoff stood on the steps of an old brick water tower in Brentwood, looking over a bleak expanse of fields and trees, and sketched out his vision. A 20-story office tower. A walkway canopied by old-growth oaks. Boutiques topped by apartments. Restaurants and plazas. And an artists' colony clustered around a striking brick power plant that once served the country's largest psychiatric hospital and would now become a late-night spot for food, drinks and music. --Jennifer Maloney

Developer Gerald Wolkoff stands on property owned by
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Developer Gerald Wolkoff stands on property owned by Heartland where he proposes Heartland Town Square, a $4-billion minicity in Brentwood. (Feb. 16, 2011)

Property owned by Heartland where an existing tower
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Property owned by Heartland where an existing tower will remain in a proposed area in the Heartland Town Square, a $4-billion mini-city in Brentwood. (Feb.16, 2011)

Artist rendering of the public area with tower
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Artist rendering of the public area with tower at the proposed Heartland Town Square in Brentwood.

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Artist rendering of the public area of the
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Artist rendering of the public area of the proposed Heartland Town Square in Brentwood.

An artist's rendering provided by Heartland shows a
(Credit: Handout)

An artist's rendering provided by Heartland shows a proposed "Park Avenue" area in the Heartland Town Square, a $4-billion mini-city in Brentwood.

Property owned by Heartland where a proposed
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Property owned by Heartland where a proposed "Park Avenue" area in the Heartland Town Square, a $4-billion mini-city in Brentwood NY. (Feb.16, 2011)

Artist rendering provided by Heartland shows a public
(Credit: Handout)

Artist rendering provided by Heartland shows a public area in the Heartland Town Square, a $4-billion mini-city in Brentwood.

Property owned by Heartland where a proposed artist
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Property owned by Heartland where a proposed artist area in the Heartland Town Square, a $4-billion mini-city in Brentwood NY. (Feb.16, 2011)

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Jerry Wolkoff, who is proposing to develop Heartland
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Jerry Wolkoff, who is proposing to develop Heartland Town Square, leans against the wall inside the tower on the property. He wants to keep the historical building. (April 13, 2010)

Looking up at the ceiling of the tower
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Looking up at the ceiling of the tower on the property where Jerry Wolkoff is proposing to develop Heartland Town Square. (April 13, 2010)

Jerry Wolkoff, who is proposing to develop Heartland
(Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile)

Jerry Wolkoff, who is proposing to develop Heartland Town Square, is seen from the inside of the tower on the property. He wants to keep the historical building. (April 13, 2010)

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