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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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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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