September 23, 2010
"Really no hope" for AY opponents? Well, not from Gerges, but...
Atlantic Yards Report
The headline on the Observer's summary of the two Atlantic Yards court decisions reported this morning is Really No Hope For Atlantic Yards Opponents.
While there wasn't much hope that Kings County Supreme Court Justice Abraham Gerges would seriously grapple with the changes in the project, there remains some hope that the other extant case, yet to be ruled on by New York County Supreme Court Justice Marcy Friedman, will yield... something.
Yes, it's a longshot to expect Friedman, who's still considering a reargument of a case challenging the project timeline, to order the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) to issue a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.
However, given her demeanor in court June 29, given that Friedman chastised the ESDC in her March ruling for a "deplorable lack of transparency," and given that she allowed a reargument, there's a good bet she'll be a bit tougher on the ESDC than was Gerges.
NoLandGrab: Tougher? Don't hold your breath.
Posted by eric at September 23, 2010 10:29 AM