NY Warehouse Development Fight May Move To Legislature

Law360, New York (December 14, 2011, 5:16 PM EST) -- New York City will have to take plans to convert a landmark warehouse into a for-profit performance venue to the state legislature, after a recent state court ruling blocked the move and blasted officials for removing the building from protected public lands.

Justice David B. Vaughan last month banned city and state officials from taking any further action on the Tobacco Warehouse, a 19th-century landmark reminder of Brooklyn's once-vibrant shipping industry, without the approval of the state legislature. The ruling reinforces a federal judge's similar decision...
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