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Back in July 20, 2011, we reported about the Bloomberg administration's failed attempt to buy the lot. A spokesman said, "While discussions remain open on the potential purchase of the Citi Storage site, the city's current budget issues are well known."
A 2011 Brooklyn Paper article stated that CitiStorage owner Norman Brodsky "hoped to move his N. 10th Street warehouse and sell the site to the city — but city officials told him there was no money to make the purchase. Now Brodsky’s allies say he’s trapped because the property has been rezoned for parkland and he cannot unload the parcel to a private developer." A source close to Brodsky said, "The property is worthless as housing."
The probe is focusing on the state Supreme Court’s civil division at 60 Centre St. in lower Manhattan, where many tentacles reach to disgraced Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the court source said.
Silver was arrested last month on corruption charges, and Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara warned the public to “stay tuned” for more developments.
The case against Silver centers on his freelance legal “work” and the millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks he hauled in from real-estate and asbestos claims, the feds say. Many of these cases landed in the courtrooms at 60 Centre St., presided over by judges with ties to Silver and his lifelong pal, Jonathan Lippman, the chief judge of the state Court of Appeals.
originally posted by: Maluhia
a reply to: Sparkymedic
It's NY government - they're not that advanced. Although the article did say some groups were in the process.