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Randall's Island 'Field of Schemes' Fight Gets Weird

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When we last checked on the Randall's Island 'Field of Schemes' issue, it had been seriously wounded by a judge's decision against the city's plan to sell rights to use athletic fields on the island to nearly two dozen exclusive private schools. The judge said the huge plan had to go through the city's land use review process. In the meantime, work has started on a big 20-court tennis complex with a 4,000 seat stadium. As it turns out, work has not stopped on the athletic fields either, and yesterday, opponents were back in court trying to tell the judge that the city was thumbing its nose at the court and that its order was being "eviscerated." Construction continues, but the judge may take a field trip to the island.
· Bitter fight over park goes on [Metro]
· Judge Kills Randall's Island 'Field of Schemes' Plan [Curbed]