Monday, October 29, 2007

Second Hearing on Underground Railroad Properties in Downtown Brooklyn

The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development heard two hours of testimony Monday opposing the use of eminent domain to seize almost two dozen Downtown Brooklyn properties so a parking garage, open space, an arts space and housing could be built.

Duffield Street homes allegedly once part of the Underground Railroad, along with rent-stabilized apartments, a financial services firm and other organizations would be displaced, reports the Brooklyn Eagle.

The hearing was the second on the issue -- the HPD said the department mistakenly did not enter a blight study into the public record during the first hearing last May, requiring a new public hearing.

More here.

- Second Chance for Duffield Street Underground Railroad Homes
- Buildings Shooting Up in Downtown Brooklyn, Why Offer Incentives?
- Goodbye Duffield Street Underground RR Homes
- Video Explains All: Brooklyn's Duffield St. Houses
- Lawsuit to Save 'Duffield Seven' from Downtown Brooklyn Plan
- Brooklyn Underground Railroad Home for Sale for $4.5 Million
- Underground RR Consultants Tried to Pull (Another) Fast One
- Atlantic Yards Consultant Bill Up to $4.8 Million
- Red Hook Lane Demapped, No Longer Exists
- Is $500,000 Underground Railroad Study Bogus?

Photo by MK Metz

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