Judge dismisses suit, allows Hudson River park to move ahead

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to block a plan to build a park on a platform over the Hudson River.

The judge's ruling Thursday allows the $130 million project known as Pier 55 to move forward.

The City Club of New York filed the lawsuit against the Hudson River Trust and an entity of media mogul Barry Diller in June. It sought to block construction of the 2.4-acre park pending a new environmental review and approval by the state Legislature.

Diller says "the court did what we hoped" and looks forward to building a great park and performance center.

City Club President Michael Gruen told The New York Times they're weighing an appeal. He noted the project still needs approval of the Army Corps of Engineers.