Posts marked "Parks & Recreation"

In a decision dated January 20, 2017, Hon. Lisa M. Fisher of the New York Supreme Court, Albany County, dismissed in its entirety litigation challenging the legality of the permit that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) issued for the Pier 55 project in Hudson River Park.  The project, currently in construction, … Read Post

On July 28, 2016, New York State Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Knipel dismissed the second of two challenges to a residential and hotel development upland of Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, which provides critical funding for the park’s operations and maintenance.  Sive, Paget & Riesel P.C. served as counsel for Empire State Development; the … Read Post

On Monday, April 25, 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“the Corps”) issued the final permit needed to begin construction on the innovative “Pier 55” project that will replace Pier 54 in Hudson River Park (“the Project”). Sive, Paget & Riesel (“SPR”) represented the Hudson River Park Trust (“the Trust”) in securing the required … Read Post

In recent months, two New York appellate courts issued significant decisions interpreting the public trust doctrine, which prohibits the alienation of municipal parkland without legislative approval. One of the rulings permitted the expansion of New York University (“NYU”) to proceed; the other enjoined the construction of a mixed-use development adjacent to Citi Field in Queens. … Read Post

In an eventful month for parkland alienation cases in New York City, two recent state court decisions interpreted different issues pertinent to the public trust doctrine, which requires approval from the New York State legislature before parkland may be alienated for non-park uses. The rulings from New York State Supreme Court justices in Manhattan and … Read Post