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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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Pierhouse Lawsuit Hearing Postponed; Set For Monday, May 18

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 […]

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Save The View Now Scores in Opening Round of Pierhouse Litigation

Save The View Now, organized by Steven Guterman (at center in photo) and other Brooklyn Heights residents, as well as non-residents who enjoy views from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and other locations, has filed suit on April 21 in New York State Supreme Court, Kings County, against Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and various government entities, […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Litigation on Hold For “Meaningful Discussions” on Park’s Future

We’ve received word from Lori Schomp of People for Green Space, which began a lawsuit against the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and others seeking justification for BBPC’s plans to allow construction of two high rise residential buildings at the entrance to Pier 6 (see rendering), that pursuant to an agreement among the parties the scheduled […]

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Hell Bent for Leather: Yassky Comes Out Swinging After Judge Makes Sexist Remark

Brooklyn Heights resident/Pace Law School dean David Yassky has turned a judge’s slip of the tongue into a “teachable moment”. Above the Law: Last Thursday, October 9, the New York Appellate Division (Second Department) held an oral argument session at Pace Law School. The court explained that it was holding the session at Pace as […]

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Suit Seeks Answers About LICH’s Othmer Funds

Brooklyn resident Barbara Gartner, a former Long Island College Hospital patient, has filed suit to compel the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau “to compel the release of records relating to the … Bureau’s approvals of invasions of the hospital’s $140 million Othmer Endowment Fund.” Ms. Gartner’s request for the records, made under New […]

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Squadron and Camara Look To Reform NYC Pot Laws

In what they hope will be ground-breaking legislation, this week New York State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblyman Karim Camara announced the Fairness and Equity Act, a bill offering comprehensive reform for New York’s flawed marijuana decriminalization laws. This prospective legislation, a response to the New York Police Department’s controversial stop and frisk policing tactics, […]

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SUNY Announces LICH Agreement in Principle With Fortis

SUNY has issued a press release saying it has “an agreement in principle with Fortis Property Group for the purchase of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) complex.” It is subject to SUNY’s and Fortis’s reaching a final agreement and the approval of that agreement by SUNY’s Board of Trustees. The way for this […]

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Last Ditch #SaveLICH Rally Tuesday Morning

We have this notice from Jim Walden of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, the lawyer who has represented community groups in the battle to save Long Island College Hospital: Tuesday may be our very last hope. With SUNY having executed Peebles just days after our settlement with them, it seems very clear that misconduct continues […]

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Judge Throws Out 150 Joralemon’s Citibike Lawsuit

We reported last year that the co-op board of 150 Joralemon Street had filed a lawsuit against the City and its Department of Transportation, claiming that the installation of a Citibike rack on the Clinton Street side of the building (photo) was interfering with garbage pickup (building residents expressd displeasure by dumping garbage on the […]

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