The New York Observer writes about previously unreported details of the temporary lifting the City's eminent domain determinations in Downtown Brooklyn. "Thanks to a bureaucratic blunder," writes Matthew Schuerman:
The city Department of Housing Preservation and Development has rescinded its eminent domain determination for the two sites, although the agency is not backtracking from the city’s plans. Rather, HPD spokesman Neill Coleman said in an e-mail that the city had failed to enter a blight determination into the public record. That means the public process has to start over from the beginning, with a new public hearing, Oct. 29, and a new determination period. (The original hearing took place in May.)Read more here: Short Reprieve for Brooklynites.