By Carol Tannenhauser
All work on the Museum of Natural History’s Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation can proceed, ruled the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, on Tuesday, February 5th, lifting the “temporary stay pending appeal” that has partially halted progress on the Gilder Center since December 19th.
The ruling came three days after a rally protesting the project was staged by Community United to Protect Theodore Roosevelt Park (CU), a neighborhood group that is appealing a December 10th court ruling in favor of the Museum.
The Museum sent WSR the following statement:
The Museum is extremely pleased that today’s decision to lift the stay will allow all work to proceed. We look forward to the appellate court’s decision and have every expectation that that the NYS Supreme Court’s clear decision on the merits, will be affirmed on appeal. The new Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation will significantly enhance the Museum’s scientific work, education programs, and visitor experience, and we are delighted to be moving forward.
Representatives of CU and their attorney, Michael Hiller, did not immediately return requests for comment.