Ratner Wins Another Round in Legal Fight Over Atlantic Yards

A state appellate court struck down a crucial, but not final, legal challenge to Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project today, rejecting a challenge to the environmental review brought by project critics.
Ratner is still awaiting a key decision on a lawsuit that challenges the use of eminent domain for the project, which calls for the development of a Nets basketball arena and more than 6,000 apartments near downtown Brooklyn. The project has struggled in the economy and has been unable to proceed due to the legal challenges; at the same time, the developer is struggling to make the project financially feasible in the rough economic climate.

Ratner Wins Another Round in Legal Fight Over Atlantic Yards