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August 23, 2007

FOUND: Blight on Pacific Street

Yesterday, we featured this photo from Brit in Brooklyn, noting the symbolism of the shrouded Ward Bakery building and shrinking public space. We asked readers if there was anything we missed.

Another neighborhood photog sent in a reminder that the MTA property, seen behind the fence, was declared "blighted" in a study conducted by Bruce Ratner's own experts.

This leads us to the question, does it make sense for the State to "blight" its own property, for purposes of determining that the footprint of Ratner's Atlantic Yards plan is largely "blighted," as justification for using eminent domain on private non-state-owned property?

Posted by lumi at August 23, 2007 9:46 AM