We have word from Steven Guterman of Save The View Now that the court hearing originally scheduled for this coming Monday has been postponed by one week:
Please note, the court date has been pushed back to May 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM. We expect this session to again be open to the public. The location will be 360 Adams Street, this is the building next to Brooklyn Borough Hall. We will send a follow up email once we know the specific court room.
This means the Temporary Restraining Order that the court issued at the initial hearing will be extended util the 18th. The TRO prohibits any construction on the penthouse portion of the building located to the south of the pedestrian bridge.
Mr. Guterman attached to his message a link to City Comptroller Stringer’s letter asking for greater transparency about park finances, and to a statement by State Senator Daniel Squadron, State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, and City Council Member Stephen Levin, that includes the following:
This week’s lawsuit and temporary restraining order reinforce real concerns about the projects on Pier 1. These developments again highlight the need for real community process on park decision-making and complications that arise from development in the park Our constituents need to be able to trust that park processes are transparent, open, truly take community needs into account, and respect our neighborhood’s historic landmarks.