The city’s Law Department, which represents the city in court, said it was “disappointed” with the decision and would review its options. A spokesman would not say whether the city planned to appeal. Mr. de Blasio did not respond to a message seeking comment.
New York City built the 192-acre golf course at Ferry Point, near the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, for $127 million. The project ran into troubles from the beginning, though. Toxic substances were found in the soil, and then a development deal fell through, and finding an operator proved difficult.
Eventually, the Trump Organization stepped forward. In a deal announced in 2010, under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s administration, the company said it wold operate the golf course, pay for upkeep and build a $10 million clubhouse.
The course opened in April 2015, two months before Mr. Trump started his presidential campaign, which forever altered his relationship with the city where he had lived and managed his business affairs with considerable celebrity.
Capitol Riot’s Aftermath: New Developments
The effort to disqualify “insurrectionists.” New lawsuits were filed against three Arizona officials, including Representatives Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs, to bar them from office under the 14th Amendment. This is part of a larger legal effort to disqualify G.O.P. lawmakers from re-election if they participated in events surrounding the Jan. 6 attack.
Contempt charges. The House voted to recommend criminal contempt of Congress charges against Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino Jr., two close allies of former President Donald J. Trump, after the pair defied subpoenas from the special committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack.
Ivanka Trump testifies. The former president’s daughter, who served as one of his senior advisers, testified for about eight hours before the Jan. 6 House committee. On the day of the riot, Ms. Trump was in the West Wing. She is said to have tried to persuade her father to call off the rioters.
Justice Department widens inquiry. Federal prosecutors are said to have substantially widened their Jan. 6 investigation to examine the possible culpability of a broad range of pro-Trump figures involved in efforts to overturn the election. The investigation was initially focused on the rioters who had entered the Capitol.
Once considered a flashy member of Manhattan’s moneyed elite, Mr. Trump’s election in 2016 quickly made him a political and social outcast whose name was removed from private buildings and whose visits to Trump Tower, the skyscraper where he has a three-story residence, were met with protests.
He and Mr. de Blasio also made no secret of their enmity. Mr. Trump called Mr. de Blasio “the worst mayor in the history of New York City.” When Mr. de Blasio ran an ill-fated presidential campaign in 2020, he focused on what he said were Mr. Trump’s failures. As part of their public feud, Mr. Trump eventually changed his primary residence to Florida, a move that Mr. de Blasio cheered.
Yet even as the two leaders were feuding, the Trump Organization still had contracts to operate the golf course, two ice-skating rinks at Central Park and the Central Park Carousel. When Mr. de Blasio moved to end those contracts after the Capitol riot, he said they had brought the Trump Organization about $17 million a year.