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Hunters Point Library hit with lawsuit over accessibility issues

The new building, designed by Steven Holl Architects, has been criticized for its lack of accessibility

Federal lawsuit over contested East Village school building is dismissed

But the developer says the legal battle is far from over.

14th Street busway gets the green light from judges

A panel of judges overturned an August ruling to block the transit-truck priority throughway

Central Park West bike lane can proceed—for now, judge rules

A judge shot down a motion to block work on the protected lane by residents of an Upper West Side condo board

Upper West Side condo board sues NYC over Central Park West bike lane

City lawyers will argue against the suit in court Wednesday

Boerum Hill residents sue to stop rise of 800-foot Flatbush Avenue tower

The plaintiffs challenge that the upzoning for 80 Flatbush is "unlawful"

City Council approves affordable housing plan for Elizabeth Street Garden

But two lawsuits have been filed to stop the affordable housing project from happening

American Museum of Natural History clears final legal hurdle for planned expansion

A state appeals court dismissed a last-ditch appeal against the project on Thursday

NYC sues to keep ‘Times Square-style’ floating billboards off waterways

The massive LED displays have been sailing along the Hudson and East Rivers since last fall

American Museum of Natural History can proceed with expansion, court rules

The ruling allows the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation to move forward.

Hotel Chelsea holdout tenants sue to remain in storied building

The lawsuit claims the building is mandated a single-room-occupancy dwelling.

City files $21M suit against brokerage firm for illegal Airbnb listings

The lawsuit accuses the firm of using fake identities and multiple corporate accounts to run an illegal hotel operation.

Manhattan judge blocks NYC law regulating Airbnb activity

The new law required Airbnb and similar companies to hand over detailed information to the city on a monthly basis

Construction on American Museum of Natural History expansion remains halted

A court decided to keep a temporary restraining order in place while the decision to dismiss the suit is appealed.

Lawsuit halting American Museum of Natural History expansion dismissed

Work can resume on the Studio Gang-designed Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation.

Kushner Companies pays out $88K in Brooklyn rent stabilization lawsuit

The Human Rights Initiative says tenants are owed more than $1 million and that the lawsuit will proceed.

Settlement between NYCHA and city rejected by federal judge

A judge determined that the settlement didn’t put enough emphasis on enforcement.

American Museum of Natural History’s expansion plans halted by lawsuit

A state supreme court judge has issued a temporary restraining order that halts construction until December 11, 2018.

JDS’s Lower East Side skyscraper may be delayed by latest lawsuit

A Manhattan State Supreme Court judge has rejected JDS’s request to dismiss the lawsuit.

Former tenants of Steve Croman still have time to get restitution

Eligible tenants have until November 4 to file a claim.

Two more class-action lawsuits target NYC landlords abusing J-51 tax program

In two buildings in Harlem and Elmhurst respectively, hundreds of apartments weren’t rent-stabilized as they should have been

5 Pointz owners appeal $6.7M settlement verdict

A judge ruled in favor of 21 artists in February and awarded them the maximum possible damages.

NYC files suit against illegal hotel operators in 3 boroughs

The lawsuit is the first filed against illegal hotel operators in multiple boroughs.

Fugitive Brooklyn landlord faces felony charges connected to alleged tenant harassment

Yaniv Erez has been on the run regarding a contempt of court charge since 2016

Sutton Place skyscraper drama continues with new lawsuit

Locals residents are making yet another push to get construction on the tower halted.

Tenants harassed by notorious NYC landlord may now receive restitution

The state Attorney General has opened up an $8 million restitution fund.

Judge dismisses lawsuit to block Brooklyn’s Pfizer rezoning

The contested project has received the green light to move forward as planned.

Merchant’s House Museum takes legal action to stop hotel next door

The museum has filed a petition alleging construction will damage the nearly 200-year-old building

City Council passes Airbnb bill that will regulate NYC host activity

The proposed law would require hosts to register names, addresses, and listing information with the city.

Kushner Companies and tenant lawsuits: A brief history

Tenants of Kushner Companies-owned building have been alleging harassment for years. An investigation announced Monday by the governor’s Tenant Protection Unit will look into those claims.

Contested Upper West Side skyscraper does not skirt zoning rules, says city

The Board of Standards and Appeals has denied the application filed by opponents to halt the project.

Kushner Companies accused of tenant harassment in new class-action lawsuit

A 19-plaintiff lawsuit alleges harassment in the form of construction work and potential lead poisoning.

Urby Staten Island accused of racial discrimination in lawsuit

A federal complaint filed by Legal Services NYC alleges that the luxury development violated the Fair Housing Act

Kushner Companies sues Jersey City over stalled Journal Square project

The development firm contends that political motives led the city to renege on tax breaks for the project.

Corcoran sues over breach of contract at SHoP’s skinny supertall

The brokerage claims that 111 West 57th Street’s developers violated the terms of an agreement to market the condos

Federal judge upholds 5 Pointz settlement

The same judge that awarded 21 artists $6.7 million is sticking to his verdict.

City sues Hell’s Kitchen landlord running illegal Airbnb rentals

Big Apple Management has been accused of using seven rent-stabilized apartment buildings as Airbnb rentals.

Upper East Side couple sues developer for reneging on buyout deal

The couple have lived in their apartment since 1979 and were initially offered $625,000 to move out by June 1.

Sherry-Netherland apartment once asking $86M gets big discount

Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui has been trying to sell the place since 2015