Lawsuit Filed Against the City Opposes Bridge at Clara Coffey Park

PUBLIC HEARING ON CLARA COFFEY PARK AT 54TH STREET

A hearing will take place on July 30th, at 9:30 AM in the Supreme Court, Civil Branch, New York County, courtroom of Judge Eileen Rakower at 71 Thomas Street, Part 6, Room 205. Oral arguments will be heard on Cannon Point Preservation Corp. vs. The City of New York et al petition regarding the effort to “protect both the public safety and the preservation of Clara Coffey Park.” It concerns the proposed access bridge to be built from the park to the planned Eastside Greenway which will extend from 61st Street to 53rd Street in the East River. The bridge will be built for both pedestrians and bikers, and in order to be ADA accessible will affect about a third of the park space.

There will be a bus available for spectators on a first come basis, according to the CPPC counsel, Randy Mastro of Gibson Dunn. The bus will leave from 50 Sutton Place South at 8:15 AM and return at the end of the session.

A written opinion is expected by September or soon after.