Tag: Atlantic Yards

Eminent Domain documentary “Battle For Brooklyn” on the “shortlist” for the Oscars

Posted on Nov 21, 2011 in News & Events

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (“The Academy”) announced last week that Battle For Brooklyn has made the “shortlist” of 15 documentary films that will advance in the voting process to be considered for an Academy Award. This film has certainly come far and received rave reviews since we first viewed it in February at its debut screening during the ALI-ABA Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation course in Coral Gables, FL.

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Battle for Brooklyn opens in NYC this weekend

Posted on Jun 16, 2011 in News & Events

The documentary Battle for Brooklyn opens this Friday, June 17th, at Cinema Village in Manhattan and at indieScreen in Brooklyn. The film Battle for Brooklyn captures a community’s seven-year fight to stop the use of eminent domain to take their homes and businesses for the construction of a mixed-use development including a basketball arena for the New Jersey Nets and commercial towers.

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Eminent domain documentary “Battle for Brooklyn” world debut April 30 at Hot Docs Film Festival

Posted on Mar 25, 2011 in News & Events

“Battle for Brooklyn,” the documentary film about the Atlantic Yards Project (our previous AY posts are available here) in Brooklyn, NY, will make its world premier at the prestigious Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in the World Showcase program on April 30, 2011 at 7:00 PM in Toronto.

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Goldstein – no longer the last man standing in the way of Atlantic Yards eminent domain

Posted on Apr 23, 2010 in News & Events

On Wednesday, April 21, one of the last remaining property owners opposing the proposed Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, Daniel Goldstein, reached a negotiated settlement with the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) and project’s developer, Forest City Ratner, to leave his home.

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Ground breaking set for today on Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn; Residents expected to vacate by April 3

Posted on Mar 11, 2010 in News & Events

A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled to take place this afternoon for Developer Forest City Ratner’s controversial Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn. News sources have indicted that local and state officials, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor David Patterson, are expected to attend.

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Condemnation quote of the day

Posted on Feb 5, 2010 in News & Events

Owner’s Counsel Attorney Michael Rikon, on New York’s definition of blight, Eminent Domain Changes Seek to Limit State’s Power to Seize Property, by David King, Gotham Gazette February 4, 2010

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Brooklyn’s fight not to go to Ratnerville

Posted on Jan 4, 2010 in News & Events

Kudos to Michael D. D. White (Noticing New York) for his amazing post (A Christmas Eve Story of Alternative Realities: The Fight Not To Go To Pottersville (Or Ratnerville) 12.24.09). White posted an eloquent adaptation of Frank Capra’s 1947 film It’s a Wonderful Life suggesting that if the movie were taking place in today’s New York, the lead character, George Bailey, would find similar monopolies and abuses of power as that seen in the original movie.

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NY Court of Appeals rules in favor of Atlantic Yards eminent domain

Posted on Nov 24, 2009 in News & Events

In a decision released today, New York’s highest court upholds 6-1 the use of eminent domain by the New York State urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development Corporation (“ESDC”) for the multi-use Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn.

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Altantic Yards arguments before Court of Appeals in Albany today

Posted on Oct 14, 2009 in News & Events

Today’s oral arguments before the New York Court of Appeals in Goldstein, et al. v. New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a/ Empire State Development Corporation begin at 2:00 PM (EST) and are available via webcast.

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Atlantic Yards eminent domain case will be heard by NY Court of Appeals Wednesday

Posted on Oct 12, 2009 in News & Events

The New York Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Goldstein, et al. v. New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a/ Empire State Development Corporation on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 beginning at 2:00 pm (EST). It is expected that arguments will be available by webcast.

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