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April 14, 2012

Court: Part of NYC's Atlantic Yards needs review

AP via Democrat and Chronicle

An appeals court says parts of Brooklyn's massive Atlantic Yards development project need further environmental review.

Thursday's state Supreme Court Appellate Division decision doesn't affect a key piece of the project: a new arena for the NBA's Nets. It's set to open in September.

But the ruling says the state-run Empire State Development Corp. must look again at the plan's second phase. That includes 11 high-rises.

Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn and other community groups sued after the second-phase completion date was extended from 2016 to 2035. They say the ESDC needs to consider how decades more development will affect surrounding neighborhoods.

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Posted by steve at April 14, 2012 3:47 PM