WESTBURY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Three municipal governments and a number of residents said Thursday that they plan to ask a judge to issue a restraining order to try to stop a proposed gambling hall in Westbury, Long Island.
As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, thousands of people have been protesting against the proposed gambling hall planned for the old Fortunoff’s building. The lawsuit to stop the plan was announced Thursday by the towns of Hempstead and North Hempstead, the Village of Westbury, and several residents.
“Throughout the past month, we have been reminded by OTB that it’s their way or the highway,” said North Hempstead town supervisor Judi Bosworth. “They’ve asserted there’s nothing we can do about this. It’s a done deal; they say – ‘go away.’ Well, we’re not stepping aside.”