Nets arena jumps legal hurdle

Developer Bruce Ratner’s Nets arena in Brooklyn can move forwardafter the state’s highest court on Tuesday upheld the use of eminentdomain at the embattled $5 billion Atlantic Yards project.<p></p>

 

Developer Bruce Ratner’s Nets arena in Brooklyn can move forward after the state’s highest court on Tuesday upheld the use of eminent domain at the embattled $5 billion Atlantic Yards project.

 

The state Court of Appeals ruled that the state could seize homes and businesses standing in the way of Forest City Ratner’s proposed 18,000-seat Barclay’s Center and residential and business towers. A coalition of community groups that brought the suit said they would appeal to Gov. David Paterson to intercede on their behalf.

 
 
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