Category: ED4ED

Buying optionality, or Is there life after death?

22 December, 2014 (09:00) | Atlantic City, Carl Icahn, Casinos, Cities, Development, Donald Trump, Economics, ED4ED, Eminent domain, Fair market value, Gambling, Homeownership, Housing, Land use, Markets, Urban renewal, Urbanization, US News, Vera Coking |

By: David A. Smith Backing up the claim? Vera Coking’s boarding house, pre-demolition A few months ago, in August, I wrote at length (You have the right to remain: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 and Part 7) about the end of Vera Coking’s ownership of her decaying and […]

You have the right to remain: Part 7, The owner

3 September, 2014 (09:00) | Atlantic City, Cities, Development, Donald Trump, Economics, ED4ED, Eminent domain, Fair market value, Homeownership, Housing, Land use, Markets, Urban renewal, Urbanization, US News, Vera Coking |

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 6 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.] Margaret Schroeder: I would be honored to name my child after you. Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson: Enoch? You couldn’t possibly be so cruel. – Boardwalk Empire After having won her right to hold […]

You have the right to remain: Part 6, A holdout

2 September, 2014 (09:00) | Atlantic City, Cities, Development, Donald Trump, Economics, ED4ED, Eminent domain, Fair market value, Homeownership, Housing, Land use, Markets, Urban renewal, Urbanization, US News, Vera Coking |

By: David A. Smith [Continued from Friday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.]   James ‘Jimmy’ Darmody: To the lost. – Boardwalk Empire With her victory in court, ornery Vera Coking had won an important principle of eminent domain: the right to be a holdout. Do you have […]

You have the right to remain: Part 5, Ornery

29 August, 2014 (09:00) | Atlantic City, Cities, Development, Donald Trump, Economics, ED4ED, Eminent domain, Fair market value, Homeownership, Housing, Land use, Markets, Urban renewal, Urbanization, US News, Vera Coking |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith James ‘Jimmy’ Darmody: You can’t be half a gangster, Nucky. Not anymore.  – Boardwalk Empire Litigation, as we saw yesterday, can acquire its own momentum that outlasts its original instigator’s intention, and by 1998, Vera Coking […]

You have the right to remain: Part 4, Unreasonable

28 August, 2014 (09:00) | Atlantic City, Cities, Development, Donald Trump, Economics, ED4ED, Eminent domain, Fair market value, Homeownership, Housing, Land use, Markets, Urban renewal, Urbanization, US News, Vera Coking |

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.]   Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson: The puppies have grown fangs. – Boardwalk Empire In an attempt to help Atlantic City remake its downtown to attract a new generation of punters, by the mid-1990s the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development […]