City woman leads charge against eminent domain

Joy Chatel learned in 2004 that the city was planning to use eminent domain to take her 150-year-old Brooklyn house, possibly a stop on the Underground Railroad…http://www.amny.com/news/local/am-duffield-1204,0,5639419.story

HARLEM SHOWDOWN: COTTON CLUB VS. COLUMBIA

The owner of Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club has vowed to fight Columbia University, which wants to take over his hot spot to make way for its campus expansion. http://www.nypost.com/seven/12032007/news/regionalnews/harlem_showdown_92522.htm

RTD land grab raises hackles; Owners riled by idea of seizures for development

While government’s right of condemnation, more politely called eminent domain, has been recognized for centuries, the Regional Transportation District is entering an untested area that includes economic development in its efforts to build the FasTracks West Corridor line.http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2007/dec/03/rtd-raises-hackles/

Dec. 5 meeting targets Lincoln Square eminent domain

A Lincoln Square-based coalition of independent business owners and activists is flying in a big gun from a prominent Washington, D.C.-area organization to help them fight a city plan to claim a stretch of properties along Western Avenue for private development under eminent domain. http://www.pioneerlocal.com/newsstar/news/675225,SN-Domain-113007-s1.article

Ex-LDC Members Rally at City Hall

Members and supporters of the Coalition to Preserve Community rallied at City Hall Thursday to protest practices of the West Harlem Local Development Corporation regarding Columbia’s proposed expansion into Manhattanville.http://www.columbiaspectator.com/?q=node/28396

N.J. needs eminent domain protections

The state Senate should approve a bill limiting local authority to turn over private property to developers.http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071130/OPINION/711300328/1046

Wash. Twp. OKs redevelopment

Township council approved one of two redevelopment plans intended to lure businesses and create a new vision for Delsea Drive and a large parcel off the Black Horse Pike.http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071130/NEWS1006-01-711300370/NEWS01

Chen delivers speech on eminent domain abuse

“Towns have been gaining the power to use eminent domain for private redevelopment in areas where they should not have this power,” said New Jersey Public Advocate Ronald K. Chen.http://atlanticville.gmnews.com/news/2007/1129/Front_Page/011.html