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Development And Land Use

Pier 57 Redevelopment

Location: New York, NY | Date:2014

As counsel to the Hudson River Park Trust, the firm assisted in the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the redevelopment of Pier 57 in Hudson River Park, resulting in approval of the project by the New York City Planning Commission and City Council.

Environmental Impact Review/Permitting

Litigation

Hudson River Park

Location: New York, NY | Date:2013

From its inception, SPR has served as environmental and litigation counsel to the Hudson River Park Trust on major proposed projects in Hudson River Park, most recently Pier 54 and Pier 57.  Pier 54 will be reconstructed as “Pier 55,” a distinctive pier offering world-class recreation and performing arts events, with the support of...

Litigation

City Point

Location: Brooklyn, NY | Date:2013

On behalf of project developers, SPR obtained dismissal of claims in New  York County Supreme Court brought under the State Environmental Quality Review Act to challenge the mixed-use City Point project in Downtown Brooklyn by community group and labor unions on statute of limitations and standing grounds.  SPR also advised the developer with respect to subsequent...

Development And Land Use

Brooklyn Bay Plaza, Coney Island

Location: Brooklyn, NY | Date:2013

The Firm helped obtain Tidal Wetland permits, a Coastal Erosion Hazard Area revision and permit, a Solid Waste Beneficial Use Determination and Oil Spill Program closures for the development of a large retail development and public park.

Environmental Review

Victoria Theatre Redevelopment

Location: New York, NY | Date:2013

The firm advised the Empire State Development Corporation with respect to the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the redevelopment of the site of a historic theater in Harlem with cultural uses and market rate and affordable housing.

Environmental Impact Review/Permitting

East River Realty – First Avenue Project

Location: New York, NY | Date:2013

SPR represents East River Realty Co., LLC, as lead environmental counsel associated with the redevelopment of four parcels of property located along the First Avenue on the east side of Midtown Manhattan, which were the former location of Consolidated Edison’s Waterside Generating Station. East River Realty intends to construct a significant, high-rise development on the...

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