From the NY Post:
A Brooklyn federal judge yesterday ruled the National Parks Service illegally booted two historic 19th century buildings from parkland protection so the city could sell them to private developers as part of the Brooklyn Bridge Park project.
Judge Eric Vitalianio ruled that the feds violated proper procedures, such as replacing the property with new park space.
The scathing 14-page decision devastates the city's embattled plan to turn over the roofless Tobacco Warehouse to a DUMBO arts group, St. Ann's Warehouse, for a $15 million project to bring community events and live theater to the park.
It backs a preliminary injunction that was issued in April and also protects the Civil War-era Empire Stores site.
A city lawyer said, "We . . . are evaluating our options," and may appeal.