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'Legs' Stick Around Past Deadline

Sag Harbor Village will let the sculpture be, pending the outcome of a challenge to the zoning board of appeal's order, according to The Sag Harbor Express.

A 16-foot tall sculpture that was ordered to be removed by Sept. 15 will stay for the time being, and Sag Harbor Village will not pursue the matter until the owners' court case is resolved, The Sag Harbor Express reports.

The Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals ruled in April that the sculpture outside Ruth Vered and Janet Lehr's house on Madison Street — "Legs," by Larry Rivers — is an illegal accessory structure. The pair were told to stop lighting the sculpture at night starting immediately, and they complied, but were given until Sept. 15 to take it down.

But Vered and Lehr filed an Article 78 lawsuit in New York State court to challenge the zoning board of appeals' decision, and Sag Harbor Village Attorney Fred Thiele Jr. now says that the village will wait for the outcome before citing them for not removing the sculpture, The Express reports.

According to the zoning board of appeals, "Legs" is a foot taller than what is permitted, and sited just 1 foot from the lot line, where a 35-foot setback is required.

Read the article at sagharboronline.com.

Preliator September 18, 2012 at 10:36 AM
...Sag Harbor Village Attorney Fred Thiele Jr. now says that the village will wait for the outcome before citing them for not removing the sculpture... Or better put, we won't bother the rich people until we know for sure but you normal people better not even think of building a dog house. What the matter Fred, Vered donate a lot of cash to you, taking lessons from Tim Bishop?

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