Why Community Groups Can Never Win Against Developers: The ‘Dreikausen’ Paradox and Other Hurdles, and Suggestions for Change
Making a motion you cannot win is usually sanctionable—but here, it is actually required.
By John R Low-Beer September 18, 2019
Under current law, even the most meritorious legal challenge to property development faces insurmountable barriers once construction starts, because absent the most egregious wrongdoing, the courts will not order demolition of completed buildings, and current law makes it virtually impossible to obtain a preliminary injunction to halt construction. Read the rest of the article via New York Law Journal
By RYAN DEFFENBAUGH September 17, 2019
Void venting: Extell 66th St. skyscraper slammed at B.S.A. hearing
BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH August 7, 2019
During a Board of Standards and Appeals public hearing, opponents of the Extell skyscraper at 50 W. 66th St. challenged the building’s merits. Read article from The Villager
City Must Release Fort Greene Park Report, Court Rules
By Noah Manskar, Patch Staff May 1, 2019 6:50 pm ET | Updated May 1, 2019 7:01 pm ET
The city lost an appeal to keep a portion of a report on Fort Greene Park secret as the Parks Department pursues a major renovation there. Read article via Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Patch
Suit filed to block Extell’s Upper West Side skyscraper
The suit comes after the city recently approved reconfigured plans for the 775-foot-tall tower
Governor Cuomo Gives Hudson River Park $50 million
By Lincoln Anderson April 10, 2018
Showing he’s serious about fulfilling his pledge, made in his State of the State address earlier this year… read article via The Villager
Diller Island’s demise; Goes way of Westway
By Lincoln Anderson September 28, 2017
Before shockingly pulling out of the Pier55 plan two weeks ago, Barry Diller had already pumped more than $40 million into the ill-fated project, the media mogul confirmed to The Villager last week.
Read article in The Villager
ANDREW J. HAWKINS July 27, 2015 12:00 AM
The owners of the New York Mets planned to build a shopping mall in a parking area next to Citi Field. They expected resistance—there always is in New York—but not from the son of the architect who helped invent the shopping mall.
By DAVID W. DUNLAP AUG. 28, 2013
The City Club of New York has sharply criticized Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s rezoning plan for East Midtown. But in the newsroom, that’s called “burying the lead.
The real news is that there is still a City Club of New York.
Bloomberg’s Plan for Bigger East Midtown Towers Is ‘Zoning for Dollars,’ Group Says
By DAVID W. DUNLAP
AUG. 27, 2013