Atlantic Yards Suffers a Setback


Two weeks ago, the NY Times reported that an Atlantic Yards groundbreaking might take place in December. That's looking almost impossible now, and not because of the Wall Street meltdown. The New York State Appellate Court rejected the Empire State Development Corporation's (ESDC) attempt to dismiss the lawsuit brought by AY opponents (tenants and property owners in the project's shadow), the one that claims Forest City and the ESDC misused eminent domain, according Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn's press release. That means Ratner still doesn't own the land he had planned to build on come December. The suit now goes forward, with briefs to be filed this winter and oral arguments expected next spring.
Atlantic Yards Timeline Not Getting Shorter [Curbed]
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