BHA, STVN Join in New Pierhouse Lawsuit

The Eagle reports that the Brooklyn Heights Association has joined with Save The View Now as plaintiff in a new lawsuit against the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, the City of New York, and Pierhouse developer Toll Brothers. The suit is based on a survey, commissioned by STVN, that is said to show a portion of the southern part of the Pierhouse complex encroaching on the protected view plane from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. STVN took the results of the survey to the City’s Department of Buildings, which declined to take any action. The suit asks the court to order Toll Brothers to halt construction of the portion of the Pierhouse that is alleged to interfere with the view plane, and to remove any part that does so interfere.

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  • Arch Stanton

    Ah, I was wondering when someone else would notice the violation of the protected view. The bulkheads on the southern building clearly block the view more than half way across the river.

  • Andrew Porter

    Here’s another photo of the offending structure: