A new judge has taken over the Broadway Triangle case after the previous judge retired, and critics of the proposed housing development worry the new one will approve it because he’s Jewish and has ties to its political backers, such as now-resigned State Assemblyman Vito Lopez. An unnamed “community watchdog group” is considering asking that the judge, state Supreme Court Justice Shlomo Hagler, to recuse himself but has feared to do so because of possible reprisals if he stays on the case, The New York Daily News reported. Legal experts said there was no basis to pull the judge off the case. The project would add about 1,800 apartments on a nine-block area located at the Bed Stuy-Williamsburg-Bushwick border; critics have charged the housing is unfairly intended exclusively for the Hasidic community.
Critics of Triangle Development Worry Judge Will Clear Way for It [NY Daily News]
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