Judge rules against group trying to halt sale of Brooklyn Heights Library
A group that had sought to stop the controversial sale and development of the Brooklyn Heights Library lost its case in court last week when state Supreme Court Justice Justice Dawn Jiminez-Salta rejected its claims.
Love Brooklyn Libraries, Inc., headed by Brooklyn resident Marsha Rimler, had challenged the project’s environmental review, but the court dismissed the claims on July 7, saying they lacked merit.
The court also ruled that the lawsuit was not served within the required deadline, and that any extension of the deadline for service would be unwarranted.
“We are pleased that the court recognized that this suit had no merit. Now, a project that has undergone extensive public review, which will include a number of benefits to the community including more affordable housing, can proceed,” city spokesperson Austin Finan told the Brooklyn Eagle via email on Monday.