UES couple sues Duane Reade over view-blocking HVAC installation plans

New York /
Jun.June 07, 2013 04:00 PM

An Upper East Side couple has filed a lawsuit against drug store Duane Reade and their building’s co-op board over the planned installation of an 8-foot-high air conditioning unit, claiming it will block their duplex’s view, the New York Post reported. Moreover, the air conditioner, which would be located just outside the couple’s home, would allegedly hurt the property’s value.

Architect Yaira Singer and financial adviser Matthew Binstock are seeking $5 million in damages and a court ruling blocking the installation of the venting system. They Claim That Their 401 East 86th Street apartment “will be compromised as to safety and security, obstruction of views, vibration, subjected to excessive noise, possible air pollution and other toxic emissions, all of which constitute a nuisance,” the suit reads.

The couple, who are expecting their third child, were reportedly close to receiving permission for turning the Duane Reade roof – where the venting system is slated to be installed — into their own personal space.

“No shareholder has a right to absolute silence,” Stuart Saft, an attorney at Holland & Knight who represents the co-op board, said in court papers.

Duane Reade declined the Post’s request for comment. [NYP]Zachary Kussin


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
1333 South Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas and Tecovas CEO Paul Hedrick (Google Maps, Twitter)
These boots are made for lending
These boots are made for lending
Regent Properties buys Texas office building for $174M
Regent Properties buys Texas office building for $174M
Regent Properties buys Texas office building for $174M
Noam Ben-Zvi, chief executive officer, Placer.AI (Placer.AI, iStock)
Location data firm Placer.ai hits unicorn status with $100M Series C
Location data firm Placer.ai hits unicorn status with $100M Series C
Is “medtail” a cure for Manhattan’s vacant storefronts?
Is “medtail” a cure for Manhattan’s vacant storefronts?
Is “medtail” a cure for Manhattan’s vacant storefronts?
Sunshine Powers in her artisanal tie-dye shop, Love on Haight (Photo courtesy of Emily Landes)
How Haight-Ashbury got through the pandemic
How Haight-Ashbury got through the pandemic
CIM Real Estate Finance Trust selling retail portfolio for $1.3B
CIM Real Estate Finance Trust selling retail portfolio for $1.3B
CIM Real Estate Finance Trust selling retail portfolio for $1.3B
301 Norman Avenue in Brooklyn and 72 Mercer Street with Vornado's Steven Roth (Google Maps, Avison Young, Getty)
Vornado takes another retail loss as investors remain drawn to warehouses
Vornado takes another retail loss as investors remain drawn to warehouses
Dollar General to open 1k stores aimed at wealthier, more suburban shoppers
Dollar General to open 1k stores aimed at wealthier, more suburban shoppers
Dollar General to open 1k stores aimed at wealthier, more suburban shoppers
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...