Gothamist - A state Supreme Court judge has extended a temporary halt on the controversial Two Bridges project, following a day’s worth of testimony on three lawsuits accusing the city of illegally approving the multi-billion dollar development of four high-rise towers on the Lower East Side and Chinatown.
Judge Arthur Engoron said he would render his final decision in early August, but in statements that drew applause from the roughly 50 community activists that had stayed until the end, he said there was merit in the opposition’s arguments.
“These are huge towers,” he said. “I’ve lived in the city my whole life. You can’t just do this because the zoning allows it. I just can’t believe this is the case…”