NYC Park Doesn't Have To Foot Piers' Upkeep: Appeals Court

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT) -- A state-created park along New York City's Hudson River shoreline doesn't have to repair the three deteriorating piers holding up a private sports complex because the park never adopted a comprehensive plan for all of the riverfront's piers, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.

The Chelsea Piers LP sports complex is responsible for the piers' upkeep unless the state or the Hudson River Park Trust, a public benefit corporation that manages the park along the Hudson River waterfront, ever adopts a “comprehensive, public maintenance plan" for...
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