This Friday, January 29th, at 9:30 a.m., the Empire
State Development Corporation will present its petition in New York State
Supreme Court seeking the condemnation of private properties to make way for
Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards boondoggle.
We invite and urge you
to attend the arguments and spread the word as we carry on with the fight to
stop this misguided project once and for all.
Friday, January 29, 9:30 AM
Condemnation Proceeding Oral Argument
Kings County State Supreme
IAS Part 74
320 Jay Street, Room 17.21
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The property owners and leaseholders fighting the condemnation proceedings,
who include DDDB spokesperson Daniel Goldstein, Henry Weinstein and Freddy's Bar
& Backroom, intend to vigorously oppose the state's attempt to take their
properties and businesses against their will.
Attorney Matthew Brinckerhoff, who will represent them in the hearing, told Atlantic
Yards Report's Norman Oder last month that "we will challenge the
petition. It is defective in many respects." Weinstein said he would "fight
tooth and nail" to save his property. In addition to seeking the dismissal of
the condemnation petition, the property and leaseholders, with the support of
DDDB, are pursuing all available legal means in their efforts to stop the
project in its tracks.
The arguments will be heard before Judge Abraham Gerges. Be sure to
arrive early to guarantee yourself a seat in the courtroom. You can read the ESDC's petition here.