Judge blocks NYC mayor's Brooklyn rezoning

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Posted: Dec 24, 2009 9:48 AM

A judge has halted a plan by Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration to rezone an 18-acre site in Brooklyn known as the Broadway Triangle.

Wednesday's preliminary injunction came in response to a lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.

A judge said the city cannot move forward with the plan until a hearing in March.

The plan seeks to develop a portion of forlorn land situated between Williamsburg, Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant.

A group of opponents complains that the rezoning process has been too secretive.

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