A legal battle over views of the Brooklyn Bridge has ended in a victory for commercial development over the opposition of local residents. Commercial developers Toll Brothers and Starwood Capital Group can now complete construction of the Pierhouse development, a hotel and condominium project in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Local residents had argued that a deal reached between developers and Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation in 2005 was supposed to protect views of the iconic bridge from the park.
The right to peaceful enjoyment of one's home is critical to New York City renters. A dispute with a landlord can shatter that peace very quickly. Residential tenants in New York have an array of legal rights, but those rights can be of little value if the tenant doesn't know about them. At Nadel & Ciarlo, Attorneys at Law, P.C., we represent New York residential tenants in connection with lease disputes, non-payment rent proceedings, holdover actions and nuisance and lease violation cases.
Developing commercial real estate in New York is a complicated process, to say the least. In addition to the parties directly involved in the transaction, state and local government bodies often play an important role in moving a project forward. A project recently approved by the New York City Council is a good example.