MGPP legal challenge

A suit filed by several BrooklynSpeaks sponsors challenging ESDC's approval of the Atlantic Yards modified general project plan.

Local groups victorious as judge slams Empire State Development Corporation for breaking the law by approving 2009 Modified Plan

Today, New York State Supreme Court Justice Marcy Friedman ruled that the New York State Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) acted illegally in 2009 when it approved changes to the Atlantic Yards project that increased from ten years to twenty-five years the amount of time allowed to developer Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) to complete the project without first studying the impacts of prolonged construction to the surrounding communities.

BrooklynSpeaks goes back to court seeking reversal of 2009 MGPP, stay of Atlantic Yards construction

Date/time: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 2:30PM
Location: NY Supreme Court, 60 Centre Street, Room 335 (Manhattan)
Contact: Linda Gross, LCG Communications – 718.853.5568; 917.767.1141

On Tuesday, March 15 at 2:30PM, NYS Supreme Court Justice Marcy Friedman will hear arguments on a petition by BrooklynSpeaks sponsors, local elected officials, and neighborhood residents seeking to reverse the Empire State Development Corporation’s (ESDC) approval of the Atlantic Yards 2009 Modified General Project Plan (MGPP). Justice Friedman’s courtroom is located at 60 Centre Street, room 335.

“Let me get this straight…”

Sometimes, it can be hard to tell what is really going on at Atlantic Yards. A new video asks about public benefits, accountability, oversight, and the legal challenge to the project's environmental review. Does it have a happy ending? We'll have to wait to find out...

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