The Washington Avenue Armory in Albany won a court ruling on Thursday when a New York State Supreme Court justice ruled in its favor against the City of Albany, allowing the Armory to resume hosting concerts inside the arena at the corner of Lark Street and Washington Avenue.
The decision by State Supreme Court Justice Michael C. Lynch blocks the city from shutting down large EDM dance parties at the armory – at least temporarily. The first win for the armory in the ongoing legal battle with the city over the shows, the stay of further proceedings precludes the city from enforcing the Board of Zoning Appeals’ decision which restricted the Armory’s ability to host concerts.
“Thursday’s decision by Justice Lynch isn’t just a win for the Armory, but it’s a huge victory for the arts and entertainment community here in Albany,” said Michael Corts, operating manager of the Armory. “We look forward to working with the city to identify any future concerns and to engage in a working relationship that benefits both the Armory and the city.”
The ruling allows for the Armory to host shows, including tonight’s Stuff Your Face With Bass: White Massive. Doors open at 7pm. All tickets are general admission and $25.
Jordan Carleo-Evangelist’s story at The Times Union