New filings in the condemnation of properties in the Atlantic Yards footprint state there are only 15 people remaining in six households on the 22-acre property. It's unknown how many of the 15 will resist an eviction. The ESDC will ask Judge Abraham Gerges Wednesday to order all the residents and businesses to leave by May 17. The ESDC's "vacant possession" of the property is the final obstacle standing between Mikhail Prokhorov and the Nets.
The filings also note that the arena will have to be completed by July 2012 for the Nets to open their 2012-13 season in Brooklyn. "Commissioning" the arena, the final checkout of its various operations, will take four months.