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Town Hall Meeting On Brooklyn Bridge Park Issues Wednesday Evening

This Wednesday evening, May 4, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets (enter from Clinton) there will be a Town Hall Meeting to discuss “three contentious development issues within Brooklyn Bridge Park”: 1) the obstruction of the views of the Brooklyn Bridge by Pierhouse, 2) […]

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Court Hearing on Alleged Pierhouse View Plane Obstruction Today

Update: The hearing was about the defendants’ (Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, New York City, and developer Toll Brothers) motion to dismiss the suit because it is barred under the statute of limitations. Plaintiffs (the Brooklyn Heights Association and Save The View Now) introduced an affidavit by City Council Member Steve Levin to the effect that […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation Suing Designers of Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge

Gothamist reports that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation has begun a lawsuit against HNTB Corporation and HNTB New York Engineering and Architecture, P.C., designers and contract administrators for the Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge, which opened in March of 2013 but which was closed in August of 2014 and has remained closed since. According to the […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society

Judge Jack Weinstein (photo), of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York (the Eastern District includes Brooklyn along with the rest of Long Island and Staten Island) is one of the longest sitting judges on the federal bench. Early in his career he was part of a team of lawyers who […]

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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 […]

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Court Dismisses Save The View Now’s Suit; Appeal May Follow

The Eagle reports that New York Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Knipel has, as he did before, dismissed the suit brought by Save the View Now. Following the earlier decision, STVN filed a new action, claiming newly discovered evidence concerning plans for structures other than “mechanicals” on the Pierhouse roof, and that property leases between the […]

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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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