Goldstein v Pataki: Atlantic Yards Decision in Full

Here’s the full decision by the Second Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals rejecting the appeal over use of eminent domain brought by critics of the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn.

The first plaintiff listed on the appeal is Daniel Goldstein, a leader of Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn. Last June, I met with Mr. Goldstein in his condo at 636 Pacific Street, which sits in the planned footprint of the $4 billion Atlantic Yards project. Except for myself, his fiancee (now wife Shabnam Merchant), and Mr. Goldstein, the building was otherwise empty.