Kia Franklin

New York Development Lawsuit

In the New York Times today: anticipated delays in a Brooklyn development project are not just a nuisance to many, they're the centerpeice of a lawsuit for some. Tenants of Brooklyn-based apartments who are being displaced from their apartments due to eminent domain, are suing because of indications that the project won't meet the law's timelines.

Their lawyer says:

“When you spend hundreds of millions of dollars in public money on something you know the developer is never in a position to deliver,” Mr. Locker said, “and government bodies take votes and appropriate hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money, which is in short supply, based on the promise of affordable housing and jobs, and it’s not going to be built in the statutory 10 years, it’s really a fraud on the public.”

For more on the Atlantic Yards controversy, visit here.

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Posted at 2:25 PM, May 01, 2008 in In the News
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