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February 23, 2010

Gerges decision lingers, meeting on street closings tomorrow; CBN asks DOT to remove signs, finish Carlton Avenue Bridge

Atlantic Yards Report

There's a meeting Wednesday on planned street closings for the Atlantic Yards project, at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 South Oxford Street in Fort Greene, from 6-8 pm. Representatives of the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Forest City Ratner (FCR) will appear.

According to a press release from City Council Member Letitia James's office, the streets "are now expected to close on March 1." But that assumes that state Supreme Court Justice Abraham Gerges will have ruled on the condemnations by then, and he hasn't--yet.

Meanwhile, the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods has asked the DOT to make several changes regarding Atlantic Yards, including the swift reopening of the Carlton Avenue Bridge. Similar questions were previously raised by the Dean Street Block Association. So we'll see if DOT has any response tomorrow.

February 1 closings delayed

Faced with a novel challenge to the planned condemnation of property for the Atlantic Yards project, Gerges on January 29 put the condemnation--and thus the closures--on hold.

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Posted by eric at February 23, 2010 11:20 AM