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March 28, 2007

Public park, indy ESDC, "derelict stretch"? Looking back at the eminent domain argument

Atlantic Yards Report

Norman Oder highlights strong indications that the lawyers for Bruce Ratner and the Empire State Development Corporation drink the developer's Kool-Aid, in his review of the transcript from the previous hearing:

As the Atlantic Yards eminent domain case gets another day in court Friday, it’s worth taking another look at a few questionable statements made by defense lawyers during the 2/7/07 hearing.

Would the project really bring public parks and public housing? Is the ESDC really independent? And was Forest City Ratner the only developer that might be interested in a "derelict stretch" near Brooklyn's busiest transit hub?

Posted by lumi at March 28, 2007 8:46 AM