Posts by » Steven Barshov

The Appellate Division, First Department, affirmed the dismissal of litigation brought by project opponents against Harlem River Yard Ventures Inc (“HRYVI”) and other parties challenging the legality of a sublease to Fresh Direct authorizing the construction of its new headquarters and centralized warehouse operations. Sive, Paget & Riesel (“SPR”) successfully represented HRYVI in the defense … Read Post


In a unanimous decision, the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division recently affirmed the dismissal of a challenge to the relocation of Fresh Direct into the Harlem River Yards in the South Bronx. The petitioners, a coalition of local residents and community organizations, challenged the sufficiency of the environmental review of the project, as … Read Post


On November 11, 2013, in a unanimous decision, the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Second Department, affirmed the dismissal of an Article 78 Special Proceeding which had challenged the approvals for Tuxedo Reserve, a large scale mixed-use development of more than 1,000 residential units and in excess of 100,000 square feet of non-residential … Read Post



Fresh Direct, the direct delivery retail grocer, has proposed relocating its operations from Long Island City to the Harlem River Yards and occupying space originally intended for the New York Wholesale Flower Market.  A coalition of community groups challenged the project’s approvals, alleging violations of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) and challenging the … Read Post


On March 5, a court dismissed a lawsuit challenging one of the largest proposed developments in the New York metropolitan area outside of New York City.  Tuxedo Reserve is a proposed planned community of almost 1,200 residential units and over 100,000 square feet of non-residential development in Tuxedo, New York.  The project would preserve approximately … Read Post


On February 21, in Anschutz Exploration Corporation v. Town of Dryden, a state trial court judge upheld a provision of the Town of Dryden Zoning Law that prohibits all petroleum and natural gas exploration, production and storage in that town.  Dryden sits atop the Marcellus Shale formation and is one of several New York municipalities … Read Post