Litigation

HDC Co-Founder Bronson Binger Dies, Judge Rules Against NYU Expansion on Parks

Judge Rules NYU Expansion Plan Builds on Parks! In an important legal ruling, NYS Supreme Court Judge Donna Mills found that elements of the proposed NYU expansion plan would build on land which has long be used as public parkland, although not officially designated as such. It is possible to build on parkland but the […]

Preservationist Sought for Questioning for Giving Public Testimony

We are appalled at this attack on a citizen preservationist for merely reading previously submitted testimony from a public official into the public record. We were there at the hearing and Ms. Parkhouse, who is a longtime preservation volunteer and member of the Boards of HDC, was clear in her statement, which was recorded as […]

PS 64 – back on the chopping block

From the Village Voice Court Backs East Village ‘Dorm for Hire’posted: 7:18 AM, June 4, 2007 by Sarah Ferguson So far Singer has stripped off all the dormer windows on the 10th Street side of P.S. 64. He hopes to demolish a lot more. It looks as if developer Gregg Singer’s proposed 19-story megadorm off […]

ESDC grilled over blight, “civic project” in EIS lawsuit hearing, but judge’s latitude may be limited

Detailed report on the contining Atlantic Yards lawsuit by Norman Oder. For full article (including graphs and maps) see http://atlanticyardsreport.blogspot.com/2007/05/esdc-grilled-over-blight-civic-project.html If the first oral argument in the Atlantic Yards eminent domain lawsuit turned into a primer about the meaning of “public purpose,” then the first and likely only oral argument in the AY environmental review […]

Washington Square Decision Bad for Public Discourse

From the Villager Washington Sq. decision grants city license to lie By Jonathan Greenberg The closer you look at the recent decision by the Appellate Division to overturn Judge Emily Jane Goodman’s ruling on the redesign of Washington Square Park, the more it resembles a political fix. Typically, an appeals court overturns a lower court’s […]

Douglaston Hill Resident Wants Home out of Historic District

From some background, and another view on this, see : http://hdcvoice.blogspot.com/2007/01/d-day-report.html Douglaston Hill Resident Wants Home out of Historic DistrictBy John Tozzi03/01/2007 The city will re-evaluate whether a house belongs in the Douglaston Hill Historic District this month after the owner sued to have the home removed. But owner Kevin Mosley said his property is […]

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