News 12 interviews Steve Guterman and reports on our court hearing this week. News 12 also reached out to Toll Brothers and Brooklyn Bridge Park regarding the issue, but they have not responded.
Watch the report here.
News 12 reports on our latest court hearing
Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 6:30 PM
Find out how we are fighting the over-sizing of the Pierhouse that is obstructing the views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Harbor and the Manhattan Skyline
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To the disappointment of developers, a Brooklyn judge on Monday extended a partial Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on the Pierhouse development at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
State Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Knipel extended the TRO on the penthouse of “Parcel B,” the shorter section of the project, pending his decision on a lawsuit filed by the preservationist group Save the View Now (STVN).
After hearing extensive arguments from attorneys representing Brooklyn Bridge Park, developer Toll Brothers and plaintiffs Save the View Now, Justice Knipel told the packed courthouse that he hoped to render a decision within 45 days. “You won’t be waiting long,” he promised.
Claude Scales and Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Eagle give you the full details here:
UPDATE ON 5/18 COURT HEARING
We had a lengthy court session on May 18th with both sides presenting. The judge’s decision was to keep the TRO in place on Parcel B. This means that Toll Brothers cannot continue to build the Parcel B Penthouse, which is higher than allowed per the building plans. Right now, they are allowed to keep building on Parcel A – the larger building closer to the Brooklyn Bridge – but the judge is closely examining all facts about this building too.
The judge is reviewing and will return his decision in 45 days. This means we will be able to continue our fight to return both buildings to their original specifications if the decision is returned in our favor.
Please be on the lookout for a summary of press coverage here in the next few days.
TOWN HALL on 6/2
We will be having a town hall meeting on Tuesday, June 2 where we will update the community and our supporters on this matter. Refreshments will be served. We will forward details later this week.
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