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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

Summer Reading. Summer Blockbuster.

As summer unofficially starts this holiday weekend we thought we'd take an opportunity to present a short but dense summer reading list, as well as one summer blockbuster movie you shouldn't miss.

Our suggested reading list is heavy on the legal side and it's all non-fiction. First, of course, there are the legal briefs from both sides on the federal eminent domain lawsuit Goldstein v. Pataki charging that the "Atlantic Yards'" abuse of eminent domain violates the US Constitution. That suit was filed way back in the Fall of 2006. In these papers there is plenty to delve into for your summer reading while you lounge around Prospect Park or perhaps the beach at Coney Island. And if you are more of a picture person you can look over the property ownership map which shows how the "Atlantic Yards" project cannot be built if the 13 plaintiffs on the eminent domain lawsuit are successful in keeping their properties.

A decision on the defendants' motion to dismiss the case could come any day.

The other set of legal briefs we suggest for summer reading, perhaps under the molten heat of your stoop or the refreshing shade of a tree in Fort Greene Park, is from the state lawsuit DDDB et. al. v. ESDC et. al.. That suit challenges the very foundation of the project, and the fatally-flawed Environmental Impact Statement's review and approval. There are a lot of exhibits along with the complaint and responses for you to check out on those humid days that are sure to come. If you prefer a condensed version of this suit, there is a summary you can read, or coverage from Atlantic Yards Report of the May 3rd oral argument.

A decision on this suit could possibly be rendered in early to mid-June.

If you are more of a movie buff, we do have one summer blockbuster (the movie kind of blockbuster, not the lang grabbing block buster) to recommend; hailed by critics, that is the documentary on the fight over the "Atlantic Yards" project called "Brooklyn Matters" produced by filmmaker Isabel Hill. A continuously updated schedule of screeenings, a trailer, information on how to set up a screening or purchase a DVD can be found at the film's website, www.brooklynmatters.com

We hope you enjoy our suggested reading list.

Note: Our's is a highly selective list. You may also enjoy the classics, such as Robert Caro's "The Power Broker" and Jane Jacobs' "The Death and Life of Great American Cities". (We ought to all be thankful that this year we don't have to read such lengthy fiction as last summer's dud, the Draft Environmental Impact Statement.)

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Eminent Domain Case
Goldstein et al v. ESDC
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November 24, 2009
Court of Appeals

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