For the past few decades, the Meatpacking District has been undergoing a dramatic change, moving away from its mostly gritty past to becoming a bastion for high-end restaurants, pricey housing, and—of course—a little thing called the High Line.
The City Club's main contention against the project and the Hudson River Park Trust had been that the park should have been subjected to a full Environmental Impact Statement and not just a state Environment Assessment Form.
Construction on the futuristic floating pier has been snarled by demands that the park undergo a full environmental review, as well as allegations that the trust set up by the park's private funder, Barry Diller, would be wrongly advantageous to him.
The approvals process and construction of Pier 55 on Manhattan’s West Side has been snarled by lawsuits since the moments plans for the futuristic floating park were announced. But who exactly is behind these lawsuits?
Every year (give or take), a new art installation or museum exhibit comes along that takes New York City—particularly its Instagrammers—by storm. This summer, it's the Museum of Ice Cream, a pop-up with a pool of sprinkles, among other things.
The planned park at Pier 55 received a temporary reprieve Tuesday when the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court decided to lift an injunction that halted construction on the project last month.