Brooklyn Bridge Park groups won’t quit, file new Pierhouse suit

A previous suit against developers Toll Brothers and Starwood was dismissed in June

TRD New York /
Dec.December 09, 2015 10:46 AM

Despite their defeat over the summer, two Dumbo community groups – Save the View Now and the Brooklyn Heights Association – again filed suit against the developers of the Pierhouse, as well as Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Department of Buildings.

The groups say a part of the project, the penthouse at 130 Furman Street, obstructs a city-protected view of the Promenade. They’ve called for a stop-work order on the project as well as an order to remove any violating parts of the building. The groups filed suit after the DOB failed to heed its requests.

Toll Brothers City Living and Starwood Capital are developing three condominium buildings at the site, at 60 Furman Street, 90 Furman Street and 130 Furman Street, with units priced between $1.1 million and $11.1 million, DNAinfo reported. They will contain 108 units total, as well as a 200-key hotel.

Work at the project was halted back in January in response to a similar lawsuit filed at that time. In June, a judge ruled against the groups, allowing work to proceed. [DNAinfo]Ariel Stulberg

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