Afternoon Bulletin: Hotel Blocking Priceless Views of Brooklyn Bridge Approved

Pierhouse, a hotel and condominium complex that blocks some views of the Brooklyn Bridge, was given the all-clear for initial construction after months of debate.

This view of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge may change a little once Pierhouse is built. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
The view of the Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn Height’s historic promenade may change a little once the hotel and condo Pierhouse is built. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Pierhouse, a hotel and condominium complex that blocks some views of the Brooklyn Bridge, was given the all-clear for initial construction. After months of debate between developers and organizers, Justice Lawrence S. Knipel of State Supreme Court decided developers were within legal rights in blocking bits of the bridge from those on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, according to the Times. Mr. Knipel said there were numerous reasons construction could proceed, two of them being that the government made “a conscious decision” to allow the project to go on “for reasons relating to economic sustainability,” and that opponents failed to file their challenge within the time allotted by law. (New York Times)

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Afternoon Bulletin: Hotel Blocking Priceless Views of Brooklyn Bridge Approved