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Drone Spotted Outside Eagle Offices

According to Gothamist, the office manager and other employees of EBrooklyn Media, publishers of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Brooklyn Heights Press, were surprised to see a drone (not the one in the photo, but similar) hovering near their 30th floor office windows at 16 Court Street, at the corner of Montague, on Thursday. The […]

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“Save The View Now” Encouraged By Judge’s Deferral of Decision

As was earlier reported, the group Save The View Now claimed to have new evidence, in the form of building plans that show uses other than “mechanicals” for the rooftop structures on the Pierhouse and provisions in the governing land lease between the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and the developers, Toll Brothers, that are said […]

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Hearing on Save The View Now Tomorrow at 10:30 A.M.

What we previously reported as a “tentative” rescheduling of the hearing on Save the View Now’s motion to re-open its lawsuit against Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and the developers of Pierhouse (photo) has now been confirmed. It will take place tomorrow morning (Thursday, August 6) at the New York Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, in […]

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Save The View Now Claims New Evidence Sufficient to Re-Open Litigation

The Brooklyn Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that Save The View Now, whose lawsuit to halt and scale back construction of the Pierhouse structure adjacent to Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park was dismissed in June on the grounds that it was barred by the statute of limitations and that the agreements seeking to limit the […]

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Comments From Court and All Sides on Pierhouse Decision

Justice Lawrence Knipel’s decision in the litigation over the obstruction of the Brooklyn Bridge view by the Pierhouse structure is best summed up in his conclusion, which begins: The casual passerby walking along Brooklyn’s majestic Promenade is struck with an indelible impression that these buildings…are simply too large…When our government had the opportunity to significantly […]

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Court Strikes Down “Save The View Now” Lawsuit; Injunction Lifted

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 […]

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Save The View Now’s Guterman Urges Pressure on Mayor, Governor

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 […]

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Save The View Now “Town Hall Meeting” Tuesday Evening

Save The View Now, which has succeeded in getting a court-ordered temporary stop to construction of the southern, or “Parcel B” portion of the Pierhouse complex, and which continues to litigate the issue of whether the northern portion has execeeded a height limit agreed upon to preserve views of the Brooklyn Bridge from the Brooklyn […]

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Settlement Allows Pier 6 Tower Plans to Proceed

The Daily News reports that People for Green Space Foundation and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation have agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by the Foundation that sought to prevent the construction of two residential towers on the landward side of Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, near the Atlantic Avenue entrance and just south […]

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Temporary Restraining Order On Pierhouse Construction Extended

Update: Channel 12 will have coverage of the case this evening (Friday, May 22) at 6:30 and 10:00. New York Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Knipel yesterday extended the temporary restraining order prohibiting construction work on the southern (“Parcel B”) portion of the Pierhouse structure (the part nearest the Brooklyn Heights Promenade) that would cause the […]

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