Lawsuit Filed to Halt Dock Street

A group has filed a lawsuit in order to halt the Dock Street Dumbo project, alleging that the School Construction Authority didn’t conduct a proper, objective selection process for the site, as required by law.

The lawsuit, filed by the DUMBO Neighborhood Foundation, also said that the private developer, Two Trees, and New York City officials “made a number of public misrepresentations about the proposed Dock Street middle school in order to advance the re-zoning application.”

This comes on the heels of internal e-mails released by Council Member David Yassky that have the DOE’s internal architect criticizing the proposals for the future site of the school.

Will Havemann, Department of Education spokesman said that he couldn’t comment on pending litigation. However, in the past, the DOE has maintained that an extensive search for a site had been conducted.

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