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.
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.
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.
Battle for Brooklyn eminent domain documentary preview at ALI-ABA 2011
Posted on Feb 11, 2011 in News & Events
We have just heard that a documentary concerning the Atlantic Yards Project (we have discussed AY numerous times on this blog, including here and here) will be previewing at the ALI-ABA Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation course next week in Coral Gables, FL. If you have not registered, there is still time and here’s another reason why this course is so unique.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.