American Museum of Natural History will continue with expansion plan

Community group loses in court

(NEW YORK, NY) The New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division has ruled in favor of the American Museum of Natural History, permitting the building to continue expanding into Theodore Roosevelt Park.

Earlier this week, a judge lifted the temporary halt that prevented the museum from developing the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation.

Controversy surrounding the expansion was sparked by the neighborhood group, Community United. The group stands against the project because of fears that it will ruin the park and pose a safety threat to the community.

While the museum won the first battle in court back in October, the group pushed to enforce a temporary restraining order on the property until the appellate court made the final decision.

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