At yesterday evening’s “Town Hall Meeting” Save The View Now co-founder Steven Guterman (photo) said it is important to bring public pressure to bear on Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo, as they respectively control the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and the Empire State Development Corporation, which are capable of taking action to solve the problem of the Pierhouse structure blocking views of the Brooklyn Bridge from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and other locations. He was joined in this call by City Council Member Stephen Levin, who described the BBPC, on the board of which he serves, as “not the most transparent of public entities.”
Concerning the litigation that Save The View has brought, Guterman expressed optimism, noting the qualifications and ability of the counsel retained. He nevertheless voiced concern that the deep pocketed defendants, who include the developers Toll Brothers along with the BBPC, the ESDC, and the City, would try to “crush” Save The View with legal expenses. He therefore urged those concerned to donate to Save The View’s legal fund. More details here.