Local activist group and former Pierhouse lawsuit plaintiff Save the View Now (STVN) plans to attend tonight’s Community Board 2 meeting and request Pierhouse’s Starwood 1 Hotel be denied a liquor license, the Brooklyn Eagle reported.
STVN twice lost a legal battle to limit the height of the Brooklyn Bridge Park’s view-blocking Pierhouse. Now, with the bulkhead on the roof already 30 feet above the agreed-on building height limit of 100 feet, and with no legal grounds to do anything about it, the group will attempt to prevent Pierhouse from legally selling alcohol.
According to the Brooklyn Eagle, STVN said in a release that:
A liquor license is a privilege and not a right. It should only be given to entities that demonstrate they operate as good citizens in the community. Starwood is a 50-50 partner with Toll Brothers in the construction of the oversized Pierhouse. They have purposely ignored the promises made to this community in 2005 to protect the views of the Brooklyn Bridge from the Promenade so that they can earn over $100 million in excess profits. They should not be further rewarded by the granting of a liquor license.
The judge ruled the bulkhead doesn’t count in the building height and the statute of limitations has expired. The June ruling gave STVN and other opponents of the building little recourse.
The CB2 meeting will be held tonight, Wednesday October 7, at 6 p.m. in the first floor dining room at the Brooklyn Hospital Center at 121 Dekalb Avenue.
[Source: Eagle | Photo: Field Condition]
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