(For those of you who have been following along, you'll remember our last update in January, bearing the news that P.S. 163's case to protect our school from the hazards and long-term impacts of proposed high-rise construction just 35 feet from the school had been denied. At that time, Pro Bono Counsel Rene Kathawala, who has been representing P.S. 163 families since 2015 in the case, had given a sober assessment of the chances that our case would be taken on appeal, given the very small number of cases granted such consideration, typically at or around 10%.)
Because preparations for such appeals cases typically take 6 months to more than a year, we can all take a deep breath and be assured that it is now highly unlikely construction will start until the appeal is decided at the earliest.