Battle against residential buildings in Crown Heights returns to court

Community members who are trying to stop the construction of residential buildings in Crown Heights were in court again for the first time since the pandemic started.

News 12 Staff

Sep 23, 2020, 12:13 AM

Updated 1,343 days ago

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Community members who are trying to stop the construction of residential buildings in Crown Heights were in court again for the first time since the pandemic started.
They are fighting the city and the developer against the construction of two 18-story building along Prospect Park. Residents say it could negatively affect plants and flowers at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden due to blocked sunlight.
Alicia Boyd, who faced the judge in Kings County Supreme Court on behalf of her community, says she was unaware that the hearing was on the merits of the case and was not prepared to present their expert witness.
The judge decided Boyd will have to produce a witness by the end of the week or submit his testimony in an affidavit. The hearing will be held virtually.


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