Trump SoHo a go, for now
The citys Board of Standards and Appeals voted unanimously today to deny an appeal by preservationists and neighborhood groups to halt the construction of the towering Trump SoHo condo-hotel.
Residents opposed to the construction of the building have said that it subverts area zoning requirements by masquerading as a hotel that will permit owners to stay there for a limited amount of over the course of a year.
It would be in one of the few quiet parts of the neighborhood that reminds you what it was like before the pioneers moved here, said Sean Sweeney, president of the SoHo Alliance, a local advocacy group. The sheer enormousness of it is completely out of scale with the neighborhood.
Sweeney and others dismissed the BSAs dismissal as unsurprising. The ruling cleared the way for the case to be brought before the New York State Supreme Court.
Phone calls to the Trump Organization were not immediately returned.