Issues: Community Development

Eminent Domain in the Empire State: Democracy Challenged

NYS Senator Bill Perkins Hosts a Public Hearing Regarding "Eminent Domain" Law in New York State. Feb. 13, 2010 Albany, NY

February 16, 2010
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Eminent Domain in the Empire State: Democracy Challenged

Senator Perkins, along with experts in the field of eminent domain, will host a workshop to review the current status of eminent domain laws and discuss reforms.

February 13, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Pres. Obama's State of the Union

I am hoping to hear the President talk tonight about supporting our middle-class; people are struggling and the government has an obligation to focus on putting people back to work and helping families make ends meet. I’d also like to hear him present a strategy for creating good-paying jobs, and express a commitment to working with us to bring jobs to New York.

January 27, 2010
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The Perkins Report: 1/25/10

On January 25, 2010 Senator Bill Perkins hosted his weekly cable show The Perkins Reprt, and addressed the issue of Eminent Domain by discussing how it has recetnly been affecting resdients all across the state of New York. Specifically, Senator Perkins discusses the recent projects of Columbia expansion and Atlantic Yards.

 

January 27, 2010
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Public Hearing--Unconstitutional: What the Appellate Division’s Eminent Domain Ruling Means for the Columbia Expansion - 1/5/10

On January 5, 2010 Senator Bill Perkins held a public hearing on the Columbia expansion project

 

January 21, 2010
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Lesson on Limits of Eminent Domain at Columbia

New York Times

Lesson on Limits of Eminent Domain at Columbia

By TERRY PRISTINPublished: January 19, 2010

January 21, 2010
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Senator Bill Perkins on Columbia Expansion

Senator Bill Perkins stands at a family owned gas station that sits in the footprint of the Columbia expansion development plan.

January 19, 2010
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Senator Alesi Encourages Local Citizens to Support the American Red Cross Haiti Relief Efforts

"The thoughts and prayers of all New Yorkers go out to the people of Haiti in the wake of this devastating tragedy.   New Yorkers have a long and proud tradition of providing aid and relief to those in need, and communities across our state are now pulling together to lend a helping hand during this time of great need.

January 14, 2010
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NYS Senate Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Public Hearing - 1/5/10

Unconstitutional: What the Appellate Divisions Eminent Domain Ruling Means for the Columbia ExpansionHarlem, New York4:00pm - 7:00pm

January 8, 2010
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Who Has the Right to Say What's Blight? Bill Perkins vs. ESDC Darling

The New York Observer

Who Has the Right to Say What's Blight? Bill Perkins vs. ESDC Darling

By Eliot BrownJanuary 6, 2010 | 2:03 p.m

 

State Senator Bill Perkins is apparently not happy about the state's choice of consultants.

January 7, 2010
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Senator Perkins Raises Question of Potential Wrongdoing in $511 Million Bond Issuance by Brooklyn Arena Local Development Corporation for Nets Arena

 

For Immediate Release Monday December 21, 2009For Information Contact:Cordell Cleare, Senator Perkins (646) 326-6601 cordellcleare@gmail.comCurtis Ellis (917) 861-2233 curtiswellis@gmail.com

December 22, 2009
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Pol says Brooklyn arena financing is illegal

The Brooklyn BlogPol says Brooklyn arena financing is illegal5:19 PM, December 21, 2009  By RICH CALDER

A state Senator says that a $511 million finance plan to help pay off an NBA arena proposed for Brooklyn appears to be illegal.

December 22, 2009
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing--Unconstitutional: What the Appellate Division’s Eminent Domain Ruling Means for the Columbia Expansion

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICENEW YORK STATE SENATENotice of Public Hearing

           Unconstitutional: What the Appellate Division’s Eminent Domain Ruling Means for the Columbia Expansion

January 5, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Unconstitutional: What the Appellate Division’s Eminent Domain Ruling Means for the Columbia Expansion

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICENEW YORK STATE SENATENotice of Public Hearing

           Unconstitutional: What the Appellate Division’s Eminent Domain Ruling Means for the Columbia Expansion

 

December 21, 2009
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Letter to Governor Paterson: Challenges the Legality of the Brooklyn Arena LDC's Bond Issuance

December 18, 2009Hon. David A. PatersonGovernor, State of New YorkState CapitolAlbany, New York 12224Dear Governor Paterson:

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Letter to Governor Paterson: Challenges the Legality of the Brooklyn Arena LDC's Bond Issuance

December 21, 2009
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