Substantial Victory in NYU case!
We wanted to share with you the incredibly important news that New York State Supreme Court Justice Donna Mills has issued a decision in our lawsuit against the City's approval of the massive NYU expansion plan, and she agreed with our central contention that the giveaway of public parkland to NYU was illegal. This is an enormous validation of our efforts and a rebuke of the NYU plan and the process by which it was approved by the City!
Information is still coming in about the decision and what the next steps will be. The use of the parkland by NYU was a key component of their plan and their inability to take possession of it without an act of the State Legislature puts a significant hurdle in their way. Read the judge's decision here.
We want to thank all of our members and supporters for making this victory possible, all of our co-plaintiffs in the lawsuit including NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan, the Historic Districts Council, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, and dozens of other groups and individuals, and the lawyers at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher for their great work on the case. We will keep you posted as soon as more information is available. While the battle is not over, this is a significant win for our side.
Read more in The Villager newspaper.