The Daily News reports on how the state has brought two property owners to court because they don’t want to let Atlantic Yards contractors touch their buildings, which the ESDC says they need access to in order “to shore and install tie-backs.” The buildings in question are 700 Atlantic Avenue, which the business Global Exhibition Services operates out of (shown above), and 718 Atlantic Avenue, which is a StorageMart. Forest City Ratner says it needs to do the work on the buildings in order to finish the Carlton Avenue Bridge, which must be complete before the arena opens. State officials say they’ll be able to do the work by partially condemning the properties if they have to, but a lawyer for Global Exhibition Services says there’s “no basis” for such a move under eminent domain laws. Atlantic Yards Report, which reported on the dispute last week, said that a judge has adjourned the matter until the end of the month. The buildings could eventually be seized by eminent domain either way in order to make way for future phases of Atlantic Yards.
Businesses Opposed to Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards Project Dragged to Court [NY Daily News]
ESDC Seeks Access to Properties Not Yet Taken for Railyard Work [AY Report]
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