An Arena Grows in Brooklyn
Daniel Goldstein spent years opposing Bruce Ratner’s outside Atlantic Yards development in his backyard—and on top of his house—until he finally gave in and made an even $3 million on the deal. He has since used that money to buy an $812,000 rowhouse in the South Slope, which was purchased in May, according to property records. (Some deal, a wife and a new house, and all it took was years of strife and threat of eviction.)
Like so many other homeowners in the city, Mr. Golodstein is planning a rooftop and rear-yard addition to his new home. In what might be construed as an ironic twist–the Daily News certainly sees it that way—Mr. Goldstein’s new neighbors do not appreciate his home-improvement project.
It’s NIMBY versus NIMBY.
Bertha Lewis, the CEO of the housing advocacy group ACORN—a powerful political force before it was mostly dissolved and reconstituted amid scandal—has some harsh words about Daniel Goldstein, the last holdout in the footprint of the Atlantic Yards project who on Wednesday agreed to vacate his apartment for $3 million.
In an email sent Wednesday night Read More
The Paterson administration files in court to take properties in the way of the planned Nets arena. Holdouts remain. Read More
As far as Bill Perkins is concerned, the issue of eminent domain has got legs.
“It’s really a corruption of our notion of democracy,” said Perkins, a Democratic state senator who represents Harlem. He was speaking Saturday at a Pentecostal church on 125th Street. The room was one-third filled by people who are concerned about Read More
We travel to Albany to hear what could be the last legal challenge to eminent domain for the Brooklyn mega-project. Read More
Wednesday’s pro-Atlantic Yards rally was a bit haphazard. Read More
Daniel Goldstein was sitting in his Prospect Heights condo Friday when an email hit his inbox. One of the last remaining holdouts in the footprint of the Brooklyn-based Atlantic Yards project, Mr. Goldstein was informed by the courts that his challenge of the use of eminent domain had been rejected.
Relatively unfazed, he did Read More
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 Read More
How did we miss this? Norman Oder reports that Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn’s walkathon on Sunday raised $50,000—less than last year but more than the year before that. Daniel Goldstein reassures the troops: “We’re well-funded for the coming months.” Read More