City Set to Seize Abolitionst Homes, then commemorate them

City Seeks Developer for Downtown Park, GarageEminent Domain Ruling on Alleged Underground Railroad Homes to Follow by Sarah Ryley ( Daily Eaglepublished online 08-16-2007 DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — The city officially began seeking a developer for the “Willoughby Square” park and underground garage on Monday, the same day Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a $2 million project […]

Commemoration or Preservation on Duffield Street

From the Downtown Brooklyn Star Preserving Brooklyn’s AbolitionistsBy Shane MillerDateline : Thursday, August 16, 2007 The city has agreed to undertake a project to commemorate the role Brooklyn played in the abolitionist movement, but it likely won’t silence the loudest critics of the city’s refusal to spare homes on Duffield and Gold streets that many […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

Stop Forest City Ratner from Demolishing the Ward Building

A petition sent to HDC from Ron Shifffman of Pratt Institute Despite what you mat have read the fight to stop and revise Forest City Ratner’s proposals for the Vanderbilt Yards [aka Atlantic Yards] is far from over. A number of law suits have yet to be decided and the federal law suit will be […]

Duffield Street Houses – Despite Museum – still slated for demolition

From the Downtown Brooklyn Star House-Turned-Museum Still Faces Wrecking BallBy Nik KovacDateline : Thursday, February 08, 2007 “There’s no marker on that house,” regretted Brooklyn College teacher, Dr. Stephen Leberstein, on the same day he’d been given a tour by the building’s owner, Joy Chatel. She lives in the attached, antebellum building with several of […]