clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Definition of 'Blight' Now Center of Ratner Wars

Bruce Ratner has gotten all the easy approvals for his $4.2 billion plan for a mega-development in downtown Brooklyn. But to build a new Nets arena and 16 skyscrapers, he will need the city and state to declare the area "blighted" so they can be acquired under eminent domain. Although he has bought up all but a small percentage of the 22 acres he needs, critics say they will fight the blight...designation.