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Artist Files Suit Against the Hole Gallery and Mamacha Cafe for Unpaid Fees and Lost Artwork

Posted June 11, 2019 at 5:02 am

Mamacha (née MoMaCha) is again facing legal action. This time from an exhibiting artist who alleges that the arty cafe – and The Hole gallery in which it resides – failed to pay on art sold, failed to return unsold pieces, and damaged others. According to Artnet News, Dallas-based Dan Lam filed a lawsuit this […]

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Judge Halts Two Bridges Megatowers After Hearing 3 Lawsuits

Posted June 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

A state Supreme Court judge yesterday extended a temporary halt on a slate of controversial Two Bridges waterfront towers, following a day of testimony on three separate lawsuits accusing the city of illegally approving the $4.5 billion developments. Judge Arthur Engoron, who presided over the cases, issued an injunction against the developers behind three super-tall […]

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Fighting Over Public: Theater Sues Ian Schrager’s Hotel for Trademark Infringement

Posted February 25, 2019 at 5:05 am

There is a very public fight afoot over use of the name. The Public Theater filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel last Thursday. The beef is over theatrical petformances in connection with the Public name and logo, as first reported by The New York Times. Located a mere one-and-a-half miles apart on […]

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Developer of Merchant’s House Adjacent Hotel Sues City to Reverse ULURP Rejection

Posted January 30, 2019 at 5:03 am

In case you missed it… Last fall, grassroots opposition to an eight-story hotel development beside the Merchant’s House Museum culminated in City Council’s (unanimous) rejection of the ULURP application for the project. Now the developer is suing. Kalodop II Park Corp., the owner-developer which has spent the last eight years on the proposal for 27 […]

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Russ & Daughters Settles Class Action Lawsuit with Former Employees

Posted January 29, 2019 at 5:02 am

It looks like Russ & Daughters was the recent target of a class action lawsuit and subsequent settlement. A tipster, whose former roommate previously worked for the 105-year-old Lower East Side appetizing company, sent a copy of the document. The notice summarizes the allegations of a onetime Russ & Daughters employee who worked at the […]

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City Council Levels Lawsuit Against the City to Rein in Two Bridges Skyscrapers

Posted December 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

In the wake of the City Planning affirmative vote last week for three waterfront skyscrapers to proceed, City Council on Friday took legal action to pump the proverbial brakes. The 10-3 result didn’t sit well with Speaker Corey Johnson, who promised that the legislative body would level a lawsuit in no uncertain terms. He took […]

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Tenants Harassed by Croman Can Now Receive a Piece of $8M Settlement Fund

Posted August 10, 2018 at 5:06 am

It’s time for “Crow man” to pay the piper. For those who endured harassment from ex-con Steve Croman, who just got out of the clinker after an eight-month stint, restitution is on the way. Tenants who lived, or currently live, in one of the buildings owned by the controversial landlord (aka 9300 Realty) can now […]

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Merchant’s House Museum Files Lawsuit to Block 8-Story Hotel Development

Posted August 7, 2018 at 5:07 am

In case you missed it… The Merchant’s House Museum is not going down without a fight. The landmark building on East 4th Street – the first to be designated as such in 1965 – two weeks ago filed a lawsuit to block the eight-story hotel proposed on its western flank, according to the Wall Street […]

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Elizabeth Street Garden Advocates Bury the Hatchet, Ramp up Opposition to Redevelopment

Last modified June 8, 2018 at 10:11 am

Advocates for the endangered Elizabeth Street Garden are rallying the troops for another round of battle to ward off certain redevelopment of the Little Italy lot. But first, a truce between the warring factions of the garden. The two nonprofit groups committed to saving the namesake green space – Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden and […]

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MOMACHA Responds to MoMA Lawsuit, Raises Stakes with Expansion

Posted May 30, 2018 at 5:09 am

Down on the Bowery, a tiny tea shop has ruffled the feathers of the Museum of Modern Art. MOMACHA, the months-old matcha cafe and “exhibition space,” opened with little fanfare at 312 Bowery, yet quickly attracted a legal response. MoMA filed a lawuit in Manhattan federal court in April, accusing the establishment of willfully “infringing […]

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