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January 12, 2008

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Block Atlantic Yards

New York Times

The lawsuit had been widely considered the last major one standing in the way of the project, second perhaps only to an eminent domain suit that was dismissed by a federal judge in June.
Although this sentence structure is creative, this statement doesn't make any sense. This lawsuit is not the "last major one standing in the way of the project." That would be the eminent domain lawsuit, which is in federal court.
In rejecting a claim, for example, that the review failed to properly address the prospect that the project would provide a tempting target for terrorists, the judge said the project did not have as many inherent hazards as “facilities with some degree of dangerousness, such as an oil supertanker port, a gas storage facility or a hazardous waste facility.”

Or an arena in Newark?

Justice Madden also rejected claims that a timetable for the project was inaccurate, and that the environmental impact statement did not consider the major effect the project would have on traffic in the neighborhood, on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and on the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.


More coverage:

NY Daily News Court bounces suit on Ratner's Yards


NY1 Judge Throws Out Petition To Stop Atlantic Yards Project

WNYC Atlantic Yards Opponents Suffer a Defeat

Star-Ledger Pierce makes a prediction

AP via Newsday Manhattan judge dismisses Brooklyn arena foes' petition

Brooklyn Daily Eagle Brooklyn Last Minute Motions in Atlantic Yards EIS Case Dismissed

Posted by amy at January 12, 2008 12:41 PM