Supreme Court judge has split decision in Atlantic Yards demolition

A Supreme Court judge ruled in favor of the demolition of six buildings on the site of the proposed Atlantic Yards project Tuesday. Community groups had filed a lawsuit against the Empire State Development

News 12 Staff

Feb 15, 2006, 12:02 AM

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Supreme Court judge has split decision in Atlantic Yards demolition
A Supreme Court judge ruled in favor of the demolition of six buildings on the site of the proposed Atlantic Yards project Tuesday.
Community groups had filed a lawsuit against the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) to prevent developer Forest City Ratner from tearing down six buildings where a $3.5 billion complex is to be built. The site, recently purchased by Nets owner and real estate developer Bruce Ratner, will include a new basketball arena to facilitate the Nets' move to Brooklyn.
However, the judge also ruled that a conflict of interest is present since ESDC lawyer David Paget has represented Ratner in the past. ESDC representatives say the demolition of the buildings could begin in as early as 10 days.
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