Committee to Save Mount Manresa Appeals Court Decision

Committee to appeal pending sale of Mount Manresa to a private developer

By Maura Grunlund/Staten Island Advance 

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Committee to Save Mount Manresa is appealing a judge’s decision that allows the sale of the former Jesuit spiritual refuge in Fort Wadsworth to a private developer.

Barbara Sanchez, secretary of the committee and one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, said that a notice of appeal was filed on Friday. The committee is being represented by both the attorney for the plaintiffs in the original legal challenge, Daniel C. Marotta of Gabor & Marotta, and also appellate attorney Scott Horn of Mischel & Horn. Both lawyers have Manhattan offices.

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-East Shore/Brooklyn) and state Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) are among the plaintiffs in the lawsuit.

Ms. Sanchez said the motive behind the appeal was to prevent the $15 million cash sale of the property to Savo Brothers of Prince’s Bay. The action also was spurred because Savo Brothers has declined to speak to the committee, citing confidentiality.

Savo Brothers declined to comment.  See full article in Staten Island Advance

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