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Court rules in Brewer lawsuit: calls for Two Bridges projects to undergo ULURP

I’m please to report that NY Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron has ruled in favor of our lawsuit against the Two Bridges project. He agreed with us that the Two Bridges developments will have a ‘huge’ impact on the neighborhood, and must undergo the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process.

In his opinion, Judge Engoron recognized that “…evading a required ULURP irreparably harms a community…” and that “…ULURP is not a draconian penalty; it is a process that gives a seat at the table to Community Boards, borough presidents, the Planning Commission, the City Council, and the Mayor (in short, all interested parties, either directly or by representation.)” Download and read the whole ruling here [1].

I’m grateful that Council Member Margaret Chin, Speaker Corey Johnson, and local activists came together to support our suit and we were successful. The developers say they plan to appeal, so stay tuned.