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July 11, 2016 Firm Files Law Suit to Prevent Condominium Towers Being Built in Brooklyn Park

For Richard Ziegler Brooklyn park condominium pro bono item

The firm is representing, on a pro bono basis, a Brooklyn neighborhood association that is battling the planned development of two residential towers at the Brooklyn Bridge Park.  The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) recently filed suit against the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, other government entities, and the developers of the proposed building.  The BHA seeks to have the New  York State Supreme Court annul the June 7, 2016, vote to build the towers near the park’s Atlantic Avenue entrance and Pier 6.  According to a BHA press release, “The BHA, other community groups, and local elected officials have strongly advocated that this land instead by used as parkland and that the long-promised Atlantic Avenue entrance to the park be created.” Further, the BHA argues that revenue generated by the two towers would exceed the financial needs of the park. Partner Richard F. Ziegler is quoted in an article in Politico saying, “They’re going forward with a project that they admit is far larger than what they need to support the park.”  In addition to Politico, several other media outlets have reported on the dispute, including the New York Daily News, Brooklyn Paper, Crain’s New York Business, NY 1 News and The Real Deal.  In addition to Mr. Ziegler, others on the team representing the BHA include Partner Elizabeth A. Edmondson; Associates Daniel H. Wolf, David B. Diesenhouse and Kara K. Trowell; and Summer Associate Melissa Fedornak.

CATEGORIES: Brooklyn Heights Association

PEOPLE: Elizabeth A. Edmondson

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