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February 1, 2010

So, will the DOT close Fifth Avenue today in the AY footprint? They seem undeterred by stalled case (unless they just didn't get to all the signage)

Atlantic Yards Report

Is a street in the Atlantic Yards footprint still going to be closed today?

The evidence isn't conclusive, but signs suggest that the city Department of Transportation (DOT) may go ahead with closing Fifth Avenue between Flatbush and Atlantic avenues--Forest City Ratner's priority.

In court Friday, Charles Webb, a lawyer for the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) told state Supreme Court Justice Abraham Gerges, "We will not even ask that they [streets] be closed until after vesting [of title]."

Gerges, however, put his decision on hold, so there was no transfer of title.

I concluded that the ESDC would not ask for streets to be closed-but I couldn't get a confirmation from the agency on Friday afternoon. (I should've contacted DOT, apparently; I sent questions yesterday.)

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Posted by lumi at February 1, 2010 4:16 AM