Prospect Park West Lawsuit Hearing Postponed Until May

The first court date for the Prospect Park West lawsuit has been pushed back two months. Though Brooklyn Civil Supreme Court Justice Bert Bunyan was originally scheduled to begin hearing the case tomorrow, the case is now scheduled for May 18, according to the court system’s online information.

The city Law Department, which will represent the defense in the case, said that the postponement came at the desire of the court itself.

Insofar as the bike lane opponents’ case is unlikely to stand up in a court of law, the delay is good news for them. It will give them more time to continue milking the lawsuit for press.

  • Larry Littlefield

    This smells fishy.

  • J

    If NBBL seriously thought that the PPW bike lane is dangerous and should be removed immediately, then this delay would be terrible for them. If they thought their lawsuit had a chance in hell of winning, they’d be screaming bloody murder about the delay. Their silence on this will be deafening.

  • Anonymous

    And more time for us to use the thing and make it more of a neighborhood landmark that would be unthinkable to remove, or even call for it to be removed.

    (now we have to use different names if our SB name is taken on discus, bummer)

  • Anonymous

    Indeed, it seems that ridership will increase significantly as weather improves. I’ve repeatedly called for the ball fields to be made into a parking area because they are barely used in the winter, but so far no one has taken this suggestion seriously. The softball lobby is just too powerful.

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  • Lola

    Just in time for Bike Month!

  • Bummer — I was really looking forward to getting a resolution this week.

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  • Anonymous

    It’s six of one, half a dozen of the other. It might give NBBL more time to record something bad in the bike lane with their spy camera, but the warmer weather will also negate the complaint that no one uses the bike lane.

    Believe me, more and more people are going to ride this bike lane with their kids to baseball practice, school, the farmer’s market, and the library in April. Most people who do have little to no idea there’s any controversy over this thing. The longer it drags on, the more kids and commuters ride the lane, and the harder it gets for the NIMBYs in 9 PPW to present themselves as simply concerned about safety.

    Not that any of this will keep NBBL from making outrageous claims, of course. I have a feeling that will go on even after the lawsuit is thrown out.

  • Anonymous

    I was hoping to get it over with already.

  • Anonymous

    I was hoping to get it over with already.

  • Anonymous

    Can we sue Marty for his three chauffeurs?

  • Jkspinning

    I have to assume that delay will cost NBBL $$.

  • T-minus six days!

  • Hmmm, all is not right in Denmark….


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