Monday, June 23, 2008

Supreme Court nixes Atlantic Yards challenge

From the Village Voice:

In an unsurprising move, the U.S. Supreme Court today denied the petition to grant a hearing to 11 property owners and tenants opposed to the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn. The plaintiffs had turned to the High Court after a lower federal court dismissed their challenge to the state's use of eminent domain for the mega development in Prospect Heights.

Lacking avenues in the federal courts, Atlantic Yards opponents now plan to take their lawsuit to state court, where in a long-shot effort, they will argue that the use of eminent domain for the $4 billion project violates the law of New York because the state government is attempting to seize their private property not for the public good, but for the private benefit of the developer, Forest City Ratner Companies.

Supporters of Atlantic Yards, on the other hand, have argued that the development provides public benefits in the form of thousands of units of promised affordable housing, and jobs associated with the planned sports arena.


Heh. Yes, just ask the folks in Red Hook about all the jobs they were promised in return for supporting the intrusion into their neighborhood. And ask the folks at Queens West about that affordable housing. Sick of being lied to about mega developments? Go testify for our neighbors in Willets Point tonight.

12 comments:

Joe said...

As to be expected by some appointed judge.

Distruction of American culture in exchange for this corperate multi-cultural shit hole with our own government being the instrument of our destruction.

10 Commandments replaced with the 10 Planks of Communism.
Ten Commandments out, Ten Planks in.


Ten Planks are:

First Plank: Abolition of property in land and the application of all rents of land to public purposes.
-CHECK

Second Plank: A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
-CHECK

Third Plank: Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
-CHECK

Fourth Plank: Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
-CHECK

Fifth Plank: Centralization of credit in the hands of the State
-CHECK

Sixth Plank: Centralization of the means of communications and transportation in the hands of the Gov.
-CHECK

Seventh Plank: Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State.
-CHECK

Eighth Plank: Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of industrial armies especially for agriculture.
----CHECK

Ninth Plank: Abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of population over the country.
-CHECK

Tenth Plank: Every candidate or Joe Blow that disagrees is not given attention and buried by the Zionist - Communists who run this city as well as the Media.
--CHECK !
(for example St.Saviors, Ron Paul, Willets Point, these Brooklyn people being/have been ram rodded up the wazoo)

-Joe

Anonymous said...

I think that old singing group
"The Supremes" could deal out better justice than the supreme court.

Anonymous said...

What "neighbors" in Willets Point, you mean the junk yards that hire illegal aliens and pollute the area themselves. You must be the daughter of Archie Bunker.....

Queens Crapper said...

Businesses are neighbors and there are decades old, multi-generational, viable businesses there other than chop shops. Try educating yourself before posting stupidity.

Anonymous said...

Dear Crappy,
I seriously doubt you have ever been to Willets Point. If you had you would realize that it's a sweltering cesspool of illegal immigrants and activities. The irony is the payola councilmembers like Liu and Monserrate who are currently opposing the proposed development are the same people who are allowing the "crap" to be built everywhere else in Queens. Thus, you must see the vain of your existence. God Forbid any gentrifaction occur in Queens, what would lower middle class white people in Queens do when "better" white folks move in. Will they look down at you the same way you look down at all the brown people walking around, that is of course, unless they can change your windshield for $70 bucks, in willets point. Then you can drive back to your 1972 pasty suburban paradise. Do us all a favor, move to Nassau County or slit your own wrists.......

Ciao!

Queens Crapper said...

Hey unintelligent anonymous moron,

I just moved to a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood from a lily white one and am happy here. That kind of blows a gigantic hole in your argument.

And this isn't about what condition the property is in or who works there, it's about property rights. But since you seem to be the racist stuck on irrelevant issues, then maybe you should watch the film in the previous post so you can see that there are more than chop shops and illegal workers at Willets Point.

Ciao!

Joe said...

I tell ya "Anonymous" is likley the typical politician driving a taxpayer paid for leased dealer car. My guess its it he or she that’s never been to Willets Point. (The GM and Crysler auto dealers were never to happy with WP keeping older cars on the road and now they want WP dead and buried as well)

Those "Brown" people walking around can paint a car, rebuild an automatic transmission, drop in an engine and weld up an exhaust system better then any shop I know!
I seen one of them guys fabricate a 57 Chevy fender out of a blank piece of sheet metel !!

These guys may be in greasy cloths but they have far more skills then some fat suit pushing $120 an hour sloppy labor at some dealer.

If gentrifaction occur's it will be people with Euro's and Rials buying everything up NOT New Yorkers

-Joe

Anonymous said...

Wow, you moved to a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. I'm sure Mr. and Mrs. Bunker would be proud, Emiment Domain Has been used to acquire land throughout the city for a number of projects, including building Lincoln Center. Do you think that was a bad idea. I certainly don't think so. I hope that after you're done slumming it in your new "hood" and you meet the poor sap/chick who has to marry you. You go back to the burbs (or antiquated queens hood) and spit out your 2.5 kids....

I'm done arguing with inferior intelligence...

Ciao!

Queens Crapper said...

Great job, anonymous. You made yourself look like an ass and don't have an argument left, so you resort to personal attacks. You don't know the first thing about me or my background, yet had to throw the Bunker reference at me.

I'm done arguing with inferior intelligence.

Ciao!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous is filled with hate. Ignore him. He'll find his way to Rikers soon enough.

Joe said...

More Bullsh*t from Anonymous

Lincoln Center was created using Emiment Domain then flipped over in 1985 re-established as a private organization of Lindsay, Mosher and Executive Producer Bernard Gersten.
..Now add Ticketmaster.
Thats taking one hell of a Liberty !

Talk about misuse and curruption!!!
I should know I was a stagehand !!!!

So what happened to the Beacon BTW...now privately owned and operated by these nasty Mid-Eastern people. They cut it up and made some Persian Disco.

-Joe

Anonymous said...

It must be one of Wilpon's stooges or Muss' posting here....supporting eminent domain abuse.

How can you convince the "fans" to come out and watch a "junkyard"
team like the Mets play when their "junkyard stadium" is located right across the street from the so called "chop shops"?

And Muss can't sell many of his "Park View or Sky View" or whatever he calls his "luxury" condos to even Chinese buyers
(who'll normally buy anything)
unless the "eyesore" is removed.

It's all part of the plan folks to steal the Willets Point business owners' land for the benefit of private interests.

THIS IS NOT WHAT EMINENT DOMAIN
CAN BE LEGALLY USED FOR !