Judge Wilson also signed an order bringing on a motion to hold the respondent in contempt.
Despite this, activists at the construction site south of Houston Street this morning report that city-contracted workers continue to demolish portions of the park — as they did around the clock this past weekend, even with the TRO in place on the $1.45 billion East Side Coastal Resiliency project.
Photos from the scene show an excavator in action at the amphitheater.
In recent days, workers have focused on the now-closed section of East River Park from Stanton Street to Montgomery Street. Trees and amenities in this section have mostly been removed, witnesses say.
Photos of East River Park show a barren landscape with piles of tree stumps for those on the FDR to view (thanks to EVG reader John for this photo)...
The city's response to date has been: "The city has reviewed the Court's written order, and we do not believe it prevents us from continuing work on this vital resiliency project.
Updated 3:30 p.m.
A group of activists has marched to local City Councilmember Carlina Rivera's office. Per a tweet, they are calling for her removal...
Here are more photos from outside Rivera's office via EVG contributor Stacie Joy.
The activists tried to present Rivera with a copy of the latest order from Judge Wilson...
Top photo by @benjaminshepard via @eastriverparkaction.