New York’s highest court has cleared the way for a massive $1.5 billion anti-flood construction project that will raise a waterfront park in Manhattan by 8 feet, the New York Post has reported.
The appeals court ruling means that the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project can move forward with construction at the East River park. It will span 2.4 miles on the east side.
More than 100 Lower East Side residents and activists group had sought court action to stall the project, asserting that it would harm the public green space and needed prior state Legislature approval.
In November, a lower court ruled against the groups, but construction was temporarily halted again during the higher court appeal.