Via Adam Perlmutter, word that the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court has tossed out TransGas’s latest courtroom gambit. Or, in the words of Justices Spolzino, Skelos, Dillon and Covello:
ORDERED that the motion of the respondent City of New York to dismiss the petition insofar as asserted against it for failure to timely join it as a necessary party is denied; and it is further,
ADJUDGED that the determination is confirmed, the petition is denied, and the proceeding is dismissed on the merits, without costs or disbursements.
Perlmutter, who has been one of the leaders in the community opposition to TGE’s Bushwick Inlet plan, says that the company’s only recourse at this point is to appeal to the State Court of Appeals (the highest court in the state).
So Williamsburg and Greenpoint are one step closer to getting a substantial piece of land for Bushwick Inlet Park, but there is still more waiting in store.