The battle over the Atlantic Yards has been a punishing experience even for the most dedicated community activist. It has been long and unrewarding and now, with the opening of the arena, many are finally calling it quits, The New York Times reports.
For more than three years, Daniel Goldstein has lived with no neighbors.
A passerby to his 31-unit building at 636 Pacific Street every night will see just one apartment light on, surrounded by a sea of black windows that stand in the footprint for a new arena for the New Jersey Nets. Condo board meetings Read More
As promised, opponents of Bruce Ratner’s planned $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards project are litigating once again.
Following a surprise court decision last week that ruled as unconstitutional the use of eminent domain for Columbia University’s West Harlem expansion, opponents of the giant Brooklyn development Thursday appealed again to the state’s top court. The group Read More
Once again, there’s a new lawsuit seeking to stop Atlantic Yards.
On Monday morning, a series of Brooklyn neighborhood and community groups announced they had filed a suit challenging the approval of the $4.9 billion mega-project, an action that comes as the clock ticks ever closer to a Dec. 31 financing deadline that developer Forest Read More
State’s highest court agrees to hear eminent domain suit. Ratner financing in peril. Read More
Opponents of Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn have never held back in criticizing the media’s coverage—or what they say is a lack thereof—of the more than $4 billion planned development. Now, as Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn points out to us, the issue has apparently piqued the interest of a TV mini-series Read More
It’s been almost two full years since the state approved Atlantic Yards, the courts have repeatedly ruled against legal challenges to the Brooklyn project, and the economy has fallen into shambles. Still, the group leading the legal fight, Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn, reports it brought in a considerable sum, $45,000, at its fourth Read More
Six weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their federal lawsuit, landowners fighting the use of eminent domain for the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn have filed another suit, this time in state court.
Opposition group Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn put out a release today announcing the lawsuit, filed Friday, Read More
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up an appeal in the fight over Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards project, putting to an end the federal lawsuit filed by landowners and tenants in late 2006 that challenged the state’s use of eminent domain for the mega-project.
The plaintiffs in the suit are now pledging to Read More
Elected officials are pushing to halt work on Brooklyn’s $4 billion-plus Atlantic Yards development in order to re-examine the project, given the new governor and delays caused by the slow economy.
A rally is scheduled for Saturday.
In a group of electeds that seems a bit larger than usual, those slated Read More