Developer Wins $1.6 Million from Brookhaven
Because of "Taking" Resulting from Rezoning
A jury in State Supreme Court in Riverhead has found that the Town of Brookhaven's 1987 rezoning of two parcels where Parviz Noghrey had intended to build strip malls amounted to a Taking without compensation and awarded him $1.647 million after sixteen years of litigation. His attorneys, Gleich and Farkas of Great Neck, said that the November 18th verdict may be the first New York victory in this type of case. Mr. Noghrey, 67, said the award will not meet his obligations in excess of $2.5 million. "They killed me," he said. "I lost everything." Mr. Noghrey still faces the Town's appeal. Source: Newsday, November 29, 2005.