Council Approves Dock Street, 40-9

David Yassky was officially overruled.
This afternoon the City Council approved the Dock Street apartment building in DUMBO by a vote of 40 to 9, in a rare move that overruled the local Council member, Yassky, on a land use project.
The vote came after the project received support from Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
In the end, it showed the savvy of developers David and Jed Walentas, who, with lobbyists Yoswein New York and attorney and former Councilman Ken Fisher, were able to convince the Council to buck its custom of deferring to the local member.