Appellate Division Of The Supreme Court Of New York, First Department, no. 107666/07, 2119, June 24, 2010: Upheld the City’s designation of landmark status to two buildings of the “First Avenue Estate” that the City had previously excluded when adjacent buildings where designated as landmarks. The petitioner challenged the City’s turnaround as arbitrary and capricious, [...]
Six federal agencies led by the EPA issued the final strategy document, Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed [EPA‐903‐R‐10‐003] on May 12, 2010, following up an executive order mandating a federal strategy to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. Among the outcomes sought by the strategy is “Protect an additional 2 million acres of [...]
New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, Third Department, 2010 NY Slip Op 03821, May 6, 2010
Summary judgment upholding the Boy Scouts’ 2002 grant of a conservation easement to NY State that allows public access via a right-of-way that crosses plaintiff-neighbor’s land. At issue was whether the State’s allowing use of the ROW by the public impermissibly [...]
New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department.
2010 NY Slip Op 01572 [70 AD3d 576], February 25, 2010
The New York City landmarks commission’s refusal to act on a citizens’ group landmarks petitions was allowed by this appeals court decision, overturning a lower court’s grant of mandamus. The appeals court found the citizens’ group lacked standing, [...]
Supreme Court, Albany County, 2010 NY Slip Op 50200(U) 434-10
February 10, 2010.
The court rejected on ripeness grounds the petition of Historic Albany Foundation to appeal a permit for demolition of two 19th century historic structures. The Foundation alleged, inter alia, a failure to prepare a full environmental impact statement in accordance with SEQRA [the NY [...]