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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

Brooklyn Borough Hall Is Blighted and Needs To Be Condemned By Eminent Domain

Brooklyn Borough Hall has massive cracks in its sidewalk and plaza.

Everyone knows what that means: It is blighted and needs to be seized by eminent domain and demolished, post haste.

The Brooklyn Paper reports:
A salt on Borough Hall
By Andy Campbell

Walk safely, Marty! The plaza around your Borough Hall office is now an obstacle course of disaster!

The salt-covered sidewalk outside looks like it’s been through a Moscow winter, what with wide cracks and chunks of slate sidewalk breaking away on the north side of the building near Court Street.

Some who walk the area daily, like Downtown office worker Lawrence Fiffer, are so fed up with the dangerous mess that they keep calling 311 — but are clearly getting nowhere.

“Some of these agencies, you can write from now until doomsday and they won’t respond,” said Fiffer. “It’s neglected, I tell ya.”
...

The plaza in front of Borough Hall is the responsibility of the Parks Department, but the agency’s response to The Brooklyn Paper’s inquiry was murky at best. In a statement, a spokeswoman blamed both the weather, “heavy traffic,” and the economy for the problem.

“We believe the bluestone was cracked by heavy traffic on the plaza,” the spokeswoman said in an e-mail. “This repair job is weather-dependent, and we hope to complete the work as soon as possible. When funding becomes available for replacement slates, we look forward to installing them.”
...
What? Fixing cracks in the sidewalk? That is no way to remove blight! Doesn't the parks department know that you remove cracks in the sidewalk by removing the whole block and everything along it?!?!



Posted: 1.13.10
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Eminent Domain Case
Goldstein et al v. ESDC
[All case files]

November 24, 2009
Court of Appeals
Ruling

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EIS Lawsuit

DDDB et al v ESDC et al
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2/26/09
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