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BUYING OUT 150 ONEIDA HOMES

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, FEMA WILL PROVIDE $21 MILLION IN MUCH-NEEDED FED FUNDS TO CITY OF ONEIDA – FUNDS WILL PROVIDE BUYOUTS TO 150 CITY OF ONEIDA RESIDENTS WHOSE PROPERTIES WERE ...
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TAKE THAT!

After Rocky Point Realty entered into a 15-year lease with a “national auto parts retailer,” the Town of Brookhaven condemned the property for public use. When the former owner sought to ...
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NO CROSSING

When the New York State Department of Transportation (NYDOT) closed a railroad crossing, Island Park, LLC filed suit to recover compensation for the alleged "taking" of its property. ...
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ADVERSE INTERESTS

When the City of Plattsburgh tried to acquire property to construct a recreational path along the banks of the Saranac River, Susan Ford and her husband opposed the plan. (Although the Fords' ...
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NO MORE BROKEN PROMISES FOR LIU

STANDARDS ARE NEEDED FOR COMMUNITY BENEFIT AGREEMENTS Comptroller Liu Initiates Task Force to Review Best Practices and Draft Standard Framework NEW YORK, NY - City Comptroller John C. Liu stated the ...
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PUBLIC HEARINGS GET HEARD

The following commentary written by Ross Sandler is from the December 2009 issue of CityLand. Empire State Development gets an earful on public hearings In a blistering opinion, the First Department ...
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ATLANTIC YARDS: BROOKLYN'S SHOVELS ARE READY!

BP MARKOWITZ STATEMENT ON ATLANTIC YARDS COURT OF APPEALS DECISION "The ruling by the State Court of Appeals reinforces previous decisions supporting the numerous public benefits of the Atlantic Yards ...
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PRESERVING PROPERTY TAKINGS

In Matter of Aspen Cr. Estates, Ltd. v. Town of Brookhaven, Aspen Creek Estates, Ltd. (ACE) sued the Town of Brookhaven claiming a property's "taking" -- or condemnation -- was "wrongful" and violated ...
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WHAT IS THE ROLE OF EMINENT DOMAIN?

Join us as we present: "The Role of Eminent Domain in Reshaping the City" Speakers: Lisa Bova-Hiatt, Deputy Chief, Tax & Bankruptcy Litigation Division, NYC Law Department, and Robin Stout, ...
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AN EMINENT DOMAIN REPORT CARD?

Yesterday, James W. Ely Jr., editor of the Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions, and Professor of law at Vanderbilt University, released a blog post which examines the current state ...
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IS EMINENT DOMAIN LOSING ITS EMINENCE?

The use of eminent domain -- the "forced sale" of property to the government -- has been subject to increasing scrutiny since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Kelo v. City of New London. In that ...
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TOWN CONDEMNS PROPERTY FOR GOLF COURSE

Remember all that hoopla back in 2005 over the the United States Supreme Court's decision in Kelo v. City of New London ? (Well, it apparently didn't have much of an impact here in New York State.) If ...
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