Judge Who Approved Atlantic Yards Receives ‘Suspicious’ White Powder


Justice Abraham Gerges, the judge who last week gave the green light to the controversial Atlantic Yards development project, which will result in the displacement of Brooklyn residents from their homes over the next few months, received a suspicious white powder at the Supreme Court building on Jay Street today, causing the evacuation of the building. The powder is being tested for harmful substances, and one person who was exposed to the substance had to be “decontaminated,” according to sources. Meanwhile, those planning to protest the ruling by handcuffing themselves to a bar are probably feeling a bit overshadowed tonight. [NYDN]