A few days in the life of a homespun empire mwahhhaah at holiday time.
in 8 part picture harmony....
[T]he majority is much too deferential to the self-serving determination by Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) that petitioners live in a "blighted" area, and are accordingly subject to having their homes seized and turned over to a private developer.
...It is clear to me from the record that the elimination of blight, in the sense of substandard and unsanitary conditions that present a danger to public safety, was never the bona fide purpose of the development at issue in this case.
The East 4th Street Cultural District is only one block long, yet it encompasses 12 theaters, 8 dance/rehearsal studios, 3 film editing suites, and a large screening room. In the next 2 years, an estimated 40,000 sq. feet of vacant space will be transformed into active cultural use; in 10 years, cultural space on the block will exceed 145,000 sq. feet – a powerful legacy in a city where affordable space for artists is an increasingly rare commodity.You've heard the names, you know the score.