NYC Art Gallery Can't Block 25-Story Hotel, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (October 18, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT) -- A New York state judge refused Friday to overturn the city's approval of a proposed 25-story hotel at Bowery and Houston Street, despite a nearby art gallery's argument that it would block sunlight and that the project needed an environmental review.

Judge Michael D. Stallman empathized with the petitioners, admitting that the building and its shadows and other effects would surely have an impact on the gallery and local residents, but he found that the New York City's Board of Standards and Appeals had not acted...
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