Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Daily News catches up on the lawsuit story

Well, not all the dailies are ignoring the latest lawsuit story. From today's New York Daily News, in an article headlined Foes of Bruce Ratner and Atlantic Yards hope to run out the clock before ground is broken:
The acknowledgement by Ratner and the state that the project could take as long as 25 years to complete - instead of the scheduled 10 - means it can't achieve its legal purpose of removing blight, opponents allege.

The ESDC rejected the charges, saying in a statement that officials "carefully considered" whether a new environmental study was needed and concluded it was not.
That, actually, is a bit of a nonsequitur. Put aside the question of whether a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) was required. Can a project taking 25 years remove blight as intended?

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