Green Acres Mall lawsuit over tax breaks adjourned until October – New York News

The Hempstead Town Industrial Development Agency and the owner of the Green Acres Mall agreed Thursday to adjourn court appearances until October in a lawsuit challenging the revocation of tax breaks for the mall.

Attorneys for the IDA and Macerich, the California-based owner of the Valley Stream mall, are to return to court on Oct. 24 before Nassau Supreme Court Justice Timothy Driscoll.

Last month, Driscoll temporarily halted the IDA’s attempts to undo tax breaks for the mall and the adjacent shopping center, the Green Acres Commons, when he granted a temporary restraining order sought by Macerich. He suggested a “cooling-off” period so both sides could continue their discussions outside court.

“The matter was adjourned to foster that conversation,” Driscoll said in court on Thursday.

Matthew Didora, an attorney for Macerich, said Thursday that the company also is involved in a separate tax grievance case that has an Oct. 3 deadline for property appraisals. He asked for the…

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