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Last Barclay Center holdout throws in the towel


Dan Goldstein, the Web designer who stubbornly fought the use of eminent domain in the development of Barclays Center, has finally accepted an offer from Bruce Ratnet for his condo, clearing the way for construction to begin on the long-anticipated project.

Goldstein was the face of the many Brooklyn residents who fought the use of eminent domain to acquire the parcels of land needed for Atlantic Yards, an ambitious $4.9-billion office, residential, retail and hotel project slated for the heart of Brooklyn, with a new New Jersey Nets (NBA) arena as the centerpiece. His group, along with other Brooklyn grassroots groups, used the courts to oppose the project on various grounds, but their attempts never gained traction in the legal system. Recently, Goldstein was served with eviction papers, with a May deadllne.

Don’t cry too much for Goldstein, though: he’ll be paid $3 million for his $590,000 condo.

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