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Major Victory in the Two Bridges Neighborhood!

Major Victory in the Two Bridges Neighborhood!

Last week we won a major victory in the fight against gentrification in Chinatown and the Lower East Side, but we still have bigger battles to come.   On Thursday, August 1st, New York State Supreme Court issued a decision nullifying city approval of the proposal for three luxury megatowers in the Two Bridges neighborhood. Judge Arthur Engoron ruled that no permits should be issued and no construction can begin, unless the developers re-apply and undergo a more stringent form of public review. This is not a permanent victory – it’s an opportunity, a major delay in construction which... read more