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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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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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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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Manhattanville Petition

The Community has conducted its own study which finds that the Columbia campus is blighted, underutilized, provides limited public purpose and is too old.

We the undersigned ask New York State Empire State Development Corporation to use it’s power of Eminent Domain to acquire the campus of Columbia University to provide 7500 units of affordable housing in the Manhattanville Community.

December 22, 2009
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Primary runoffs costly, outdated say NY senators

Primary runoffs costly, outdated say NY senators

By Amanda CedroneStaff Writer, Legislative GazetteDecember 14, 2009

December 22, 2009
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Perkins Will Lead Statewide Crusade for Eminent Domain Reform

Perkins Will Lead Statewide Crusade for Eminent Domain Reform

By Jimmy VielkindDecember 21, 2009 | 9:31 a.m.As far as Bill Perkins is concerned, the issue of eminent domain has got legs.

December 21, 2009
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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 the New York Times Editor: Eminent Domain

Published: December 20, 2009

To the Editor:

Re “Eminent Domain in New York” (editorial, Dec. 14):

New York’s eminent domain laws are in need of reform. The Empire State Development Corporation’s attempted taking of private property on behalf of Columbia University illustrates how the current process lacks accountability, transparency or meaningful public participation.

December 21, 2009
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Mike Makes Blight Petition

The Community has conducted its own study which finds that the home of Mayor Michael Bloomberg is blighted, underutilized, provides limited public purpose and is very very old.

We the undersigned ask New York State Empire State Development Corporation to use its power of Eminent Domain to acquire the home of Mayor Michael Bloomberg to provide 500 units of affordable housing available to all the citizens of New York City.

December 18, 2009
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Perkins Holds Eminent Domain Hearing

On December 17, 2009 the New York Amsterdam News reported that Senator Bill Perkins applauded the appellate court decision that rejected the use of eminent domain in regard to the Columbia University’s west side expansion plans.  Additionally, Senator Perkins sent a letter to Governor David Paterson requesting that he place a moratorium on eminent domain, pending legislative action, and not to appeal the court’s decision.

December 17, 2009
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Community Meeting: Eminent Domain

Saturday, December 19thCommunity Meeting on Eminent DomainManhattan Pentecostal Church547 West 125th StNew York, NY 100279:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

December 17, 2009
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Senator Bill Perkins’ college-bound Saturday morning

This past Saturday morning (November 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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Full Steam Ahead? Joint Hearing on the MTA’s 2010 - 2014 Capital Plan

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICENEW YORK STATE SENATENotice of Public Hearing

November 30, 2009
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September 30, 2009
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NY Senate to Hold Hearings on World Trade Center Delays

For immediate release  Contact: Cordell Cleare 212-222-7315 or cordellcleare@gmail.comNY Senate to Hold Hearings on WTC DelaysState Senator Bill Perkins (D-New York) Chair of the Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee announced a Senate hearing next month on the stalled redevelopment of the World Trade Center.  The impasse between the Port Authority and Silverstein Properties, a commercial developer threatens further delays.

August 10, 2009
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Senator Bill Perkins & Local Teens Raise Awareness of Urban Issues

Senator Bill Perkins & Local Teens Raise Awareness of Urban Issues

August 3, 2009
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