Today brings another legal blow for Atlantic Yards opponents, this time a bit more minor than Friday’s dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the environmental review for the project.
Tenant attorney George Locker, who lost a case in November related to eminent domain and tenants in the project’s footprint, saw Read More
Brooklyn writers are joining the fight against Bruce Ratner’s vision for Atlantic Yards by donating short essays and stories to Brooklyn Was Mine, an anthology compiled by two Vogue senior editors that will benefit Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn. The book will be available in stores (mostly in the quaint, tweedy-type joints) near you starting today. Read More
… in the Atlantic Yards footprint. Or he never had them in the beginning. Norman Oder is reporting on a state Supreme Court ruling released on Tuesday. Don’t miss Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn’s jubilant statement.
The Real Estate has calls into Forest City Ratner and will update this post when it Read More
Silver – one of the three men in a room.
Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn has collected 3,600 form letters, online and on the street, urging the Public Authorities Control Board to postpone its vote on Atlantic Yards until after “the courts” rule on its eminent domain lawsuit — which, frankly, could Read More
Here is a letter from three Brooklyn Assembly members asking for changes in the design of the Atlantic Yards project, but stopping short of actually opposing it.
Assembly members James Brennan, Joan Millman and Annette Robinson said the venture should be scaled down, with guaranteed affordable housing and more extensive disclosure of the project’s Read More
Blogger Norman Oder has a rundown of the first court appearance on Tuesday for Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn’s eminent domain lawsuit against Forest City Ratner’s Atlantic Yards. Another piece of the project opponents’ legal strategy emerged: that government’s power to take private property rests with the legislature, not the executive branch. The Atlantic Read More
Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn filed its eminent domain lawsuit today on behalf of 10 plaintiffs, and it reveals two essential parts of the opposition’s legal strategy to fight Atlantic Yards.
For one, far from trying to battle last year’s Kelo v. New London all the way up to a U.S. Supreme Court Read More
Opponents of Atlantic Yards are planning to come out in force at tonight’s panel held by the Municipal Arts Society on the arena and housing complex in Central Brooklyn. An e-mail sent out Sunday to volunteers of Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn, whose leaders had seen a preview three weeks ago, said the esteemed urbanist Read More
Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn admonishes its spokesman in a statement which we suspect came from, or at least via, its spokesman:
We can state with absolute certainty that Daniel Goldstein is not a racist. But his choice of language
in this one instance was thoughtless, and we want to assure our allies Read More
Lights! Camera! Activism!
A coterie of Brooklyn celebrities has aligned itself against Bruce Ratner’s plan for a Nets stadium and surrounding development in Prospect Heights.
The group includes Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams, Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Egan, Jonathan Safran Foer and Nicole Krauss, Peter Galassi, Jhumpa Lahiri, Jonathan Lethem and Rosie Perez. They Read More