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"Why should people get to see plans? This isn't a public project."
Bruce Ratner in Crain's Nov. 8, 2009

Bloomberg Needs New Eminent Domain Talking Point

Bloomberg on eminent domain, August 13, 2008 (from NY1):
..."This is our property. It’s been in my family 75 years,” said Willets Point business owner Jake Bono. “And basically, the mayor and [Economic Development Corporation] are trying to rape and rob our land from us."

But Bloomberg said eminent domain will be used if necessary.

"We can't have a situation where one building owner sits there and sticks it to the whole city," said Bloomberg...
(Emphasis added)
Sound familiar? (Never mind that in Willets Point there are 200 businesses the City wants to wipe off the map.)

Bloomberg on eminent domain, August 27, 2006 (from WABC-radio via Atlantic Yards Report):
Bloomberg continued:
In the case of eminent domain, it is--we have to keep changing our cities, and build the infrastructure and have the jobs and the housing, and you can’t just let one person stop all of that. I’m not in favor of, when most people are against something, doing it. But, for example, the Nets development, which is what you’re talking about, Daniel, out in Brooklyn, overwhelmingly favored by people in Brooklyn and throughout the city, and I think that’s an appropriate thing for use of government powers. A handful of people, I’m sorry for them, but they will get fairly compensated, but you can’t just let any one person stop all development, and that’s when eminent domain comes in.
(Emphasis added)
Never mind there is an entire community fighting the Atlantic Yards project, and still about 35 residents and 6 businesses, five years into the Atlantic Yards fight, struggling to defend their homes and businesses, or that there were once nearly 400 residents in Ratner's footprint prior to busting out the eminent domain threat or that it is literally impossible for "any one person [to] stop all development," or "stop all of that."

The Mayor needs a new line. He is right, though, sort of: You can't let one Mayor "stick it" to the whole city...over and over and over.



Posted: 8.13.08
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Eminent Domain Case
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November 24, 2009
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