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Appeals court sides with Park Ave. residents over [Christian Science] church catering hall

January 20, 2012

[New York Post – nypost.com – New York, NY]

The prayers of residents near Park Avenue and 63rd Street have been answered by an appeals court, which has just ruled that a catering hall inside an historic church in the tony neighborhood isn’t cutting the mustard when it comes to the state liquor laws.

In a decision issued Thursday, the Appellate Division sided with a coalition of co-op owners who’ve been complaining since 2007 that the Third Church of Christ Scientist had been transformed into a catering operation that was disrupting their sedate blocks with huge banquets, weddings and even runway shows that drew thousands of revelers a year. Read story»

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