Battle for Brooklyn Reviews
The whole premise is that there is a great opportunity for the community of Brooklyn to benefit from. But this man and a bar refused to move for it, even though the business was willing to give you a significant compensation to make sure that you were well taken care of. So much so that those involved were willing to sign a gag order and not talk about it anymore. The man even in the end settled with them, but never told us what he got that allowed him to move into a new apt.
Should people be demonized because they have the means to do things like that? Have enough money to legitimately buy and build things? Yes they should, that is what capitalism is about. It almost went too far though with the unjust movement of circumventing some city officials.
Efforts by local community groups to scale back the project, which involved a basketball arena for the Nets and 16 skyscrapers that would have towered over the adjacent four and five story residential buildings, were repeatedly ignored. While the developed did gain control of the land, the current recession appears to have torpedoed the project as originally envisioned. Promises of world class architecture, numerous jobs for local residents, affordable housing and public spaces are no longer mentioned. Nonetheless, the generous tax breaks awarded to the developer have not been reduced.
Anyone concerned about the abuse of power and the misuse of eminent domaine should see this film.