Rabid Protester of Atlantic Yards Project Gives Up

Daniel Goldstein was the spokesperson for the group Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, fighting against a massive redevelopment project that would take his home. One of the last holdouts, he sold his apt. today for $3 million.

Goldstein and his family were to be evicted on May 17- the state had taken the property through eminent domain.

From the New York Post: "The deal was finalized a day after Ratner announced that seven other holdouts – all renters – had signed agreements to relocate, which will let construction of the planned Barclays Center continue without any timely eviction proceedings."

Full Story: Last Atlantic Yards holdout cuts $3M deal to go



Rabid or Courageous?

In my mind, rabid has a negative conotation. I think this man was courageous for speaking out against the conversion of his community sky-scrapers and sports complexes, and for small scale community development.

Perhaps he can put some of that money into non-profits and citizens' groups working for sustainable policy.

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