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October 7, 2007

Death throes for arena foes

NY Daily News
Errol Louis gives such an error filled diatribe today, we're glad Norman Oder was up early this morning to deconstruct it:

Atlantic Yards Report: Deconstructing 'Death throes for arena foes'

In his Daily News column today, headlined Death throes for arena foes, Errol Louis repeats many of his past arguments against the Atlantic Yards eminent domain suit.

I've responded to most of them already.

He's also ignoring the existence of other lawsuits, including the challenge to the project environmental review, as well as a challenge to the state's relocation offer. And, personalizing the issue, he calls Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn "Daniel Goldstein's anti-project group," ignoring the many volunteers and supporters.

Smoking gun?

He additionally points out that there's no smoking gun that shows government officials illicitly green-lighting the project. The plaintiffs are asking for discovery, based on a sequence they call illegitmate--an angle of the lawsuit Louis won't address.

Posted by amy at October 7, 2007 9:57 AM