Two Bridges developers plan to contest judge’s ruling against plans for LES mega development

first_imgSupreme Court Judge rules against LES developmentCiting a book that laments the “proliferation of skyscrapers” during the turn of the 20th century, Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron spoiled the plans of Two Bridges tower developers CIM Group, L+M Development Partners, Starrett Development and JDS Development Group — for now.Judge Engoron enjoined the Department of Buildings from issuing permits until the project is properly approved, according to a press release, after temporarily halting the development in June. In a statement, a spokesperson for the joint venture said the developers plan to fight the ruling, The City reported.The developers planned to erect four 60 to 100-story towers with 2,775 apartments, with 25 percent of the units set aside as affordable. The plans had been previously approved, but the Department of City Planning voted to change the development sites’ permit without going through a public review. Now, the towers may be headed to Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), a community review process that could stretch on for months.Two more lawsuits have challenged the Two Bridges development, by community groups including Good Old Lower East Side and CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities. A representative from CAAV said that the ruling gives them time to work on their larger goal of limiting building heights across the board on the Lower East Side.[The City] — Georgia Kromrei This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

Rondina delivers, Petron overcomes Foton for bronze in PSL All-Filipino Conference

first_imgSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Ghost guns’ are untraceable, easy to make, more prevalent Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gilas Pilipinas women stun No. 1 China, bag bronze in Fiba U18 Asia Cup Women’s football teams served just egg, kikiam and rice for breakfast Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Petron held off Foton in a grueling five-setter, 28-26, 25-27, 25-21, 14-26, 15-12, to take the bronze medal in the Philippine Super Liga All-Filipino Conference Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Cherry Rondina was clutch, scoring five of the Blaze Spikers’ last six points.ADVERTISEMENT ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASAcenter_img View comments Rondina and Mika Reyes then, exchanged kills for the Blaze Spikers’ 14-11 lead before Dindin Santiago-Manabat salved a point for the Tornadoes Blue Energy 14-12.To cap off her marvelous late-game run, Rondina put away the final point and give Petron its first bronze medal in the Delos Santos era—a time frame that has produced five championships.Rondina finished with 33 points to lead Petron while Ces Molina added 15 points.Reyes and Aiza Maizo-Pontillas had 11 points apiece to help the Blaze Spikers.Santiago-Manabat had 26 points to lead Foton while younger sister Jaja Santiago added 22.ADVERTISEMENT UK thanks PH for rescuing Brit, Filipino wife abducted in Sulu Renovation of old sports venues not just for SEA Games use Despite being relegated to the battle for third, Petron head coach Shaq Delos Santos said he is still pleased with his team’s overall showing.“No matter what happens, we’re still proud of what we achieved,” said Delos Santos, whose team was the defending champion in the conference, in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotel“We knew what we did in the conference and we’re happy with what we did and with this bronze medal.”Foton held an 11-9 lead late in the fifth set before Rondina took care of things scoring three straight points to give Petron a 12-11 lead. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss What a relief! Paris show lifts taboo on historic outdoor looslast_img read more