Judge rules Randall's Island field plan illegal

December 23, 2009 1:50:50 PM PST
The Bloomberg Administration suffered a major defeat Tuesday in its ambitious plan to redevelop Randall's Island. For the second time, a state supreme court judge ruled that the city's plan to lease most of the sports fields on the island to 20 private schools for the next two decades was illegal.

The court said the plan must go through full community and environmental review.

The city had been pushing forward with the plan for three years.