Goodbye to a Yankee Farmer, the Ghost of Exit 8

In 1964, a Vermont farmer burned himself and his farm, rather than surrender his land. His neighbors can’t let him go.

#agriculture-and-farming, #deaths-fatalities, #eminent-domain, #fires-and-firefighters, #roads-and-traffic, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #trees-and-shrubs, #vermont

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To Save Penn Station, New York Wants to Build 10 Skyscrapers

The state says revenue from the new towers can finance the rebuilding of the rail terminal. But the pandemic has upended the need for office space.

#34th-street-partnership, #amtrak, #brewer-gale-a, #de-blasio-bill, #eminent-domain, #empire-state-building-manhattan-ny, #empire-state-development-corp, #infrastructure-public-works, #madison-square-garden, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #pennsylvania-station-manhattan-ny, #railroads, #real-estate-commercial, #shopping-and-retail, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #subways, #vornado-realty-trust

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Trump Is Gone, but Land Disputes Along Border Continue Under Biden

A Texas judge allowed the government this week to take possession of a family’s land because the Biden administration has yet to end lawsuits seeking property along the border.

#alvarez-micaela-1958, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #border-patrol-us, #bush-george-w, #cuellar-henry, #eminent-domain, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #mayorkas-alejandro, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Push to Move the Golf Course Atop a Native American ‘Stonehenge’

Historians hoping to preserve the ancient Octagon Earthworks in Newark, Ohio, as a UNESCO World Heritage site face a problem: the golf club that leases the property.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #country-clubs, #eminent-domain, #golf, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hopewell, #interior-department, #moundbuilders-country-club, #native-americans, #newark-ohio, #ohio-history-connection-nonprofit, #supreme-courts-state, #united-nations-educational-scientific-and-cultural-organization, #world-heritage-sites

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Testing Time at the Supreme Court

The outcome of a property rights case could foretell how much conservatives can expect from the justices.

#cedar-point-nursery, #eminent-domain, #fifth-amendment-us-constitution, #land-use-policies, #pacific-legal-foundation, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #trespassing

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Black Family Seeks Return of Its Beach Resort Land Near L.A.

Willa and Charles Bruce were among the first Black people to settle in Manhattan Beach, Calif., but the city shut down their resort in 1924. Now, the county is considering returning the land.

#beaches, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bruces-beach-manhattan-beach-calif, #california, #discrimination, #eminent-domain, #los-angeles-county-calif, #manhattan-beach-calif, #segregation-and-desegregation

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Times Square, Grand Central and the Laws That Build the City

A virtual tour looks at the legal battles and innovations behind 42nd Street. Our critic chats with the Harvard professor Jerold S. Kayden.

#architecture, #area-planning-and-renewal, #bryant-park-manhattan-ny, #eminent-domain, #ford-foundation, #grand-central-terminal-manhattan-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #land-use-policies, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #new-york-times, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pennsylvania-station-manhattan-ny, #privately-owned-public-spaces, #real-estate-commercial, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #zoning

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U.S. Flood Strategy Shifts to ‘Unavoidable’ Relocation of Entire Neighborhoods

Using tax dollars to move whole communities out of flood zones, an idea long dismissed as radical, is swiftly becoming policy, marking a new and more disruptive phase of climate change.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #disasters-and-emergencies, #eminent-domain, #environment, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How a Once-Loathed Brooklyn Arena Became a Protest Epicenter

Barclays Center helped displace hundreds of residents and businesses, but its plaza has become a town square amid the local Black Lives Matter movement.

#atlantic-yards-brooklyn, #barclays-center-brooklyn-ny, #black-lives-matter-movement, #brooklyn-nyc, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #eminent-domain, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #mixed-use-developments, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #ratner-bruce, #real-estate-commercial, #tsai-joseph-c

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Border Wall Land Grabs Accelerate as Owners Shelter From Pandemic

With private property proving hard to acquire, the administration has stepped up efforts to secure land on the Mexican border for President Trump’s wall.

#border-barriers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #eminent-domain, #federal-lands, #immigration-and-emigration, #land-use-policies, #quarantines, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Administration Presses Cities to Evict Homeowners From Flood Zones

The Trump administration is starting to insist that towns use eminent domain laws to force homeowners off flood-prone land. Notices are already going out. 

#army-corps-of-engineers, #eminent-domain, #environment, #floods, #global-warming, #nashville-tenn

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