Judge dismisses legal challenge aiming to stop controversial Seaport tower

A suit seeking to overturn the approval of a controversial Seaport development was dismissed, but the coalition opposing the project has already vowed to continue the legal fight.

Save Our Seaport, the South Street Seaport Coalition and Children First will continue the fight against the Howard Hughes Corp.’s plan for a tower at 250 Water St. The coalition had filed suit against the Landmarks Preservation Commission in Manhattan state supreme court in mid-May, arguing that the board’s approval of the tower was illegal and unfairly influenced by city officials. The groups also claimed the decision went against precedent and did not establish the appropriateness of the developer’s plan

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