eminent domain

‘Don’t sell out’: Brooklyn holdouts’ message to Willets Point owners
‘Don’t sell out’: Brooklyn holdouts’ message to Willets Point owners
News Melissa Chan 9/28/2012 at 8:07AM

The battle against the behemoth billion dollar Barclays Center has long been lost for some Brooklynites, but leading opponents of the project are hoping the war waged against the city will be won in Willets Point. “Fight to the bitter end,” said Donald O’Finn, one of 14 Brooklyn plaintiffs that took state developers to court [...]

Mets reach deal to develop Willets Point, according to reports
News Melissa Chan 5/23/2012 at 1:47PM

A new deal has been reportedly struck between the city and a real estate firm to redevelop Willets Point into a mixed-use retail and housing hub, according to reports. The city rescinded its bid two weeks ago to acquire and develop Willets Point through Eminent Domain, and instead, according to published reports, has reached an [...]

Willets Point biz owners fighting for repairs, legal fees
Willets Point biz owners fighting for repairs, legal fees
News Melissa Chan 5/18/2012 at 12:06PM

A coalition of Willets Point business owners are urging the city to repair severely deteriorated streets in their “forgotten land” before emergency response times are more hindered and further revenue is lost. “There is no reason to deny our neighborhood essential services. We are New York City taxpayers, and we will not tolerate having to [...]

Eminent Domain dead, but Willets Point will still proceed
News Liam La Guerre 5/10/2012 at 10:52AM

New York City rescinded its bid to acquire and develop Willets Point through Eminent Domain and may not be able to obtain it for a while, according to an opposing lawyer. “They cannot condemn this property,” said Michael Rikon, the lawyer who represented Willets Point property owners against the city. “That would require starting from [...]

Ramps approved, repairs wait at Willets Point
Ramps approved, repairs wait at Willets Point
News Alexa Altman 4/04/2012 at 4:23PM

As the redevelopment of Willets Point moves ahead, city officials are “ramped” up, thanks to approval by the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) of the proposed ramps that would connect the Van Wyck Expressway to Willets Point. However, area businesses fighting the city’s use of Eminent Domain to revamp Willets Point say that the ramps are [...]