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What powers does the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) have to require a building owner to maintain a mechanical clock located in the interior of a building? In Save America’s Clocks, Inc. v. City of New York, 2017 WL 5969265, that issue generated a 3-2 division in the First Department, with the majority holding that the Commission had power to require maintenance of the clock, and to require public access to it. The case appears likely to find its way to the Court of Appeals.
By Jeffrey Turkel
Real estate practitioners tend to think of covenants that run with the land as absolute. Another way to look at such covenants is that there are contractual in nature, and that contractual provisions can be waived or abandoned, at least by the party that benefits from them. That is what the First Department recently held in New York City Transit Auth. v 4761 Broadway Assocs., LLC.
No Consequential Damages When State Takes Neighbor’s Land
Nonconforming Use Not Discontinued
Developer’s Rico, Estoppel, and Equal Protection Claims Dismissed
Denial of Area Variance Overturned
Affirmative Covenant Enforceable Against Successor Developer
Post-Sandy FEMA Height Requirements Might Make Restrictive Covenant Unenforceable