NYU, Enviros Clash Over Halted $6B Expansion On Parkland

Law360, New York (January 10, 2014, 4:41 PM EST) -- New York University and opponents to its expansion may clash again over their interpretation of Tuesday's state court order blocking the $6 billion construction on public parkland until state legislators give their approval.

Justice Donna M. Mills dismissed five of the residents and preservationists' claims, but found that three swaths of land that would be developed and used as staging for construction are de facto parks under the public trust doctrine. And to “substantially interfere” with the land requires the New York Legislature's approval, Justice Mills...
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