Word has reached us that on Friday, June 12, Justice Knipel of the New York Supreme Court issued his decision in the litigation brought by Save The View Now and other plaintiffs seeking to rectify the blocking of views from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and other locations by the Pierhouse structure under construction at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The decision holds that the lawsuit was barred by the statute of limitations, and that the provisions limiting the height of structures at that location are not enforceable. The lifting of the preliminary injunction means that construction of the penthouse portion of Parcel B, the part of the structure south of the pedestrian bridge, may now proceed.
STVN and its allies are considering an appeal. We have been promised a copy of the decision and of the Brooklyn Heights Association’s response soon, and will report further when it is available. DEVELOPING
Photo for BHB by Carrie Hamilton.