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Mets Boss Pushes Casino Pitch for Queens Park Property

Mets owner Steve Cohen on Tuesday released more details about his plan to build a casino on the city-owned parking lot surrounding Citi Field, although he still needs the state legislature to approve so-called park land alienation to start any construction. New Green Willets LLC, Cohen’s lobbying firm, has officially unveiled “Metropolitan Park,” an $8 […]

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What We Know About Tim Pearson, the Eric Adams Operative Under Investigation for Shelter Melee

He’s got no public schedule to speak of. He’s rarely seen in public with Eric Adams, but has the mayor’s ear across a variety of subjects. He works for a quasi-city agency, the Economic Development Corporation, but runs point for City Hall on security in migrant shelters and makes top-level decisions about the New York […]

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Eric Adams’ Would-Be Economic Czar to Remain in Private Sector

Mayor Eric Adams’ reported choice to head the city’s powerful Economic Development Corporation will not be taking the job after all. Carlo Scissura told THE CITY he will remain as president and CEO of the New York Building Congress, saying in a statement that he is “thrilled to recommit to this historic organization.” “This is […]

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Adams’ Likely Economic Czar Got Hired to Fight Queens Affordable Housing Rescue

Mayor Eric Adams’ anticipated pick to head the city’s economic development arm signed on to help an investor battling housing agencies for control of an ailing Astoria affordable housing development — a war officials contend has delayed desperately needed repairs. New York Building Congress CEO Carlo Scissura, as part of a 2018 contract with Brooklyn-based real […]