Atlantic Yards Film to Debut in Manhattan

Battle for Brooklyn “The movie…has heart, soul and chutzpah…Feisty but fairly reported…The time line that drives ‘Battle for Brooklyn’ makes it as urgent as any Hollywood thriller.” — Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News The eight-year-in-the-making film Battle for Brooklyn is an intimate and behind the scenes look at the seven year struggle over the Atlantic Yards project. […]

Atlantic Yards Film to Debut in Manhattan

Battle for Brooklyn “The movie…has heart, soul and chutzpah…Feisty but fairly reported…The time line that drives ‘Battle for Brooklyn’ makes it as urgent as any Hollywood thriller.” — Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News The eight-year-in-the-making film Battle for Brooklyn is an intimate and behind the scenes look at the seven year struggle over the Atlantic Yards project. […]

The Superblock Lives. Unfortunately.

From Spotlight on the Region, a publication of the Regional Plan Association Everyone knows the Superblock is dead. Jane Jacobs put a stake in its heart 47 years ago, with her convincing analysis that large blocks decrease street life and are less versatile than smaller blocks that provide a finer-grained network of connections. While her […]

Report from the Prospect Heights Landmark Meeting

Big thanks to Norman Oder for his detailed account of last night’s meeting in Prospect Heights.Here’s the key bit –“LPC’s Betts explained that, thanks to new funding from the mayor and City Council, the commission has for the first time in 16 years begun to survey neighborhoods on its own, so it is well into […]

Following Up on the Emiment Domain Rally

From the Brooklyn Downtown Star Shedding Blight: Condemning Condemnation Dateline : Thursday, July 05, 2007 By Shane Miller Several groups fighting the use of eminent domain joined together for a rally on the steps of City Hall last week, charging that the seizure of private land in New York City is no longer an extraordinary […]

Well Over a Hundred on City Hall Steps (protest Eminent Domain Abuse)

More photos available at: http://www.pbase.com/jonathanbarkey/cityhall A broad-based coalition of property owners, tenants, advocates, elected officials and citizens gathered yesterday on the overn-like steps of New York’s City Hall to voice opposition to epidemic abuse of eminent domain in New York City and New York State. The group, united under the banner New Yorkers Against Eminent […]

A Rally, a Letter and a Lecture – all to help save Brooklyn

From Eric McClure, Campaign Coordinator eric@parkslopeneighbors.orgRally/Press Conference Against NY’s Rampant Abuse of Eminent DomainThis Wednesday afternoon, June 27th, at 1:00 p.m., property owners, advocates, elected officials and citizens will take to the steps of City Hall for a rally and press conference intended to raise awareness of the epidemic abuse of eminent domain in New […]

Rally to Fight Eminent Domain Abuses

Wednesday, June 27, 1pm. City Hall Steps.“If You Can Take It Here, You’ll Take It Anywhere – New York, NY” EVENT:New York City Property Owners, Tenants and Advocates Unite to Fight Eminent Domain Abuse After Second Anniversary of Infamous U.S. Supreme Court Kelo Decision TIME/DATE: 1PM, Wednesday, June 27 PLACE: City Hall Steps PARTICIPANTS:Home and […]

Preservation Fund Established in Honor of Evelyn Ortner

From Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn Memorial Fund Established in Memory of Preservation Giant Evelyn OrtnerTo Fund Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn’s Legal FightOver $22,000 Raised for Fund at Sunday House Party BROOKLYN, NY— An Evelyn Ortner Memorial Fund has been established for the Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn (DDDB) legal efforts and has been seeded with over […]

It's Not a Done Deal: Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn Victorian House & Book Party Benefit

Clem Labine, Everett Ortner, Burnley Duke Dame, Kathy Evers, and Deirdre Lawrence invite you to… The “It’s Not A Done Deal” Benefit, Victorian Hous e & Book PartySpend a delightful afternoon with your neighbors and help preserve Brooklyn’s Character. A Fund-Raiser for Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn and the legal expenses to block the Atlantic Yards […]