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Greenpoint Residents Will Sue City Over 12 Waterfront Towers

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Residents of North Brooklyn have never been pleased with the Bloomberg's insatiable desire to populate their waterfront with glass towers, and now they are fighting back. Brownstoner reports that a group of Greenpoint residents and City Councilman Stephen Pierson plan to file a lawsuit against the city to halt the development of 12 buildings between 30 and 40 stories tall. The suit argues that the projects?the colossal Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial Street?used an outdated, incorrect environmental impact study that said the developments would have no negative effects. Even if the lawsuit doesn't stop the projects altogether, Pierson hopes it will delay them until " potentially more sympathetic mayoral administration" takes office.
· Greenpoint Residents to Sue City Over Planned Waterfront Developments ['Stoner]
· Greenpoint Landing coverage [Curbed]
· 77 Commercial Street coverage [Curbed]