After an early victory, the tide turned against the plan to turn Dumbo's landmark Tobacco Warehouse into a year-round performance venue for the St. Ann's Warehouse theater operation. A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against the plan in April, another judge upheld that injunction this summer (on the grounds that the National Park Service wasn't allowed to remove the site from the protected Empire Fulton Ferry State Park), and now, Crain's reports, a New York State judge has denied the plan as well. The plan is a "nullity because it violated New York's public trust doctrine," the judge wrote. The city still has the right to appeal what it's calling a "major setback."
· City's plans for Dumbo warehouse dretailed [Crain's]
· Tobacco Warehouse coverage [Curbed]