NEW YORK | 200 Amsterdam Ave | 668 FT | 55 FLOORS


#143

I’m on other forums, and this one is by far the easiest to use. I’m glad it’s back.


#144

From looking at construction so far, I think the windows are doomed. They are located on the lot line so there is no automatic access right. But I don’t know if any air shaft rights apply here. Maybe others on the forum do.


#145

A law suit was just filed to shut construction down according to the West Side Rag. See https://www.westsiderag.com/2018/10/13/lawsuit-to-block-200-amsterdam-filed-we-do-not-want-a-bunch-of-safe-deposit-boxes-in-the-sky. The plaintiffs claim that a prior partial settlement agreement provides that if construction is stopped the plaintiffs and city pay nothing; the risk is all on the defendants. If so all bets are off on this one. I hope the courts deal with this quickly but I doubt it, especially if there is an appeal. In any case, construction continues at a rapid pace.


#146

New Yorkers are insane.


#147

Insane or not this case may have stronger legs than most. Remember that even the zoning folks said the permit should not have been granted. Only delay of the zoning system’s making left it intact. Keep your eyes on this one.


#148

Gotta give credit to the crazy NIMBYs; they don’t give up. I guess they have no problem wasting their kids inheritance as long as they can give developers headaches.

At some point, the U.S. has to switch to European-style jurisprudence where obviously frivolous lawsuits are met with punishment. The same small group of crazy and rich NIMBYs has filed lawsuits against every major UWS project in the past 30 years.

Also, I have no doubt chused is somehow affiliated with the NIMBYs, with all the crazy commentary trying to rationalize/legitimize the endless harassing lawsuits.


#149

Sorry crawdad, but I am not affiliated with any organization involved in the 200 Amsterdam development on either side. I’m just an interested watcher of land use issues who has taught property as a faculty member at several law schools for the last fifty plus years. So stash your “no doubt” statement in the trash. Stick with statements you can back up before you make them. And suggesting my commentary is related to craziness does not sit well. Civility can make a positive difference in the world. Try it. Thanks.


#150

Couple of pictures taken today. The building is starting to rise more quickly. Cement pump is in.


#151

Chused, as a fellow lawyer, I love your insight and commentary. You are one of the best contributors here.


#152

Thanks


#153

As another fellow lawyer, I second that!


#154

Awesome! I didn’t realize there were so many of us here.


#155

Taken from the bus.
Seems to be rising at 1 floor/week.


#156