The court found that no such review was needed because it compared the proposed NYPD Command Center with an FDNY call facility that was located at 109 Park Row over ten years ago, and found that they were "substantially similar." We are arguing on appeal that the environmental and land use review statutes require a consideration of the "existing" environment -- not the environment as it may have been a decade ago.
Therefore, we contend the lower court committed error by disregarding the decade-long period of vacancy at 109 Park Row, by not holding a trial, and by refusing to permit them to conduct any discovery of the NYPD’s records to show the true scope of the planned project.
Our attorneys at Dewey LeBoeuf LLP will be arguing our case on
Its location increases the security risk to all of
Did we learn nothing from the location/collapse of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) at 7 World Trade Center (a known terrorist target) and the 9/11 terror trials debacle?
We hope the Appellate Division will recognize the fundamental flaws in the Supreme Court's decision and order environmental and land use review.