Posts marked "Project Updates"

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


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


On June 10, 2015, a New York State Supreme Court justice denied a motion to enjoin the construction of a hotel and residential development bordering Pier 1 of Brooklyn Bridge Park (the “Pier 1 Project” or “Project”), a joint venture of Toll Brothers City Living and the Starwood Capital Group.  Sive, Paget & Riesel and … Read Post


As many practitioners of telecommunications and land use law are aware, wireless telecommunications providers often attempt to preclude local government review of tower and antenna siting by claiming preemption under state and federal telecommunications laws. Such was the case in the Village of Pelham, where the Village Board approved a right-of-way agreement allowing ExteNet Systems … Read Post


On May 28, 2014, the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”) published two related notices signaling its intent to move forward with offshore wind development in New York: a call for information (“CFI”) from parties interested in obtaining a commercial lease for offshore wind development, and a notice of intent to prepare … Read Post


Today, Sive, Paget & Riesel (“SPR”) joins environmentally-minded individuals and organizations across the world in celebrating Earth Day. The first Earth Day celebration was held on April 22, 1970, and is widely credited for fueling popular support for the environmental movement and legislative reforms of the 1970s. This year, Earth Day follows on the heels … 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


The New NY Bridge Project crossed the finish line in its pre-construction permitting process yesterday, securing federal permits from both the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Coast Guard.  A replacement for the aging Tappan Zee Bridge, the New NY Bridge Project will traverse the Hudson River and connect  Rockland and Westchester Counties. … Read Post


On April 9, 2013, the New York City Council unanimously approved a proposal to redevelop the historic Pier 57 within Hudson River Park, at the foot of West 15th Street in Manhattan.  This followed approval by the City Planning Commission in March, and the environmental review of the project by the Hudson River Park Trust … Read Post