DENIRO DEFENDS GREENWICH HOTEL
IN DISPUTE WITH CITY OVER PENTHOUSE LEVEL
Robert DeNiro says his new hotel in downtown Manhattan was a "labor of love."
But the penthouse level of the Greenwich Hotel, next door to DeNiro's Tribeca Film Center, is different from the design that was approved by city officials four years ago.
DeNiro and his partners testified about the project Tuesday at a hearing of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
The commission could force them to tear down the penthouse to conform with the design that had been approved.
You should have seen Mary Beth Betts' face when he asked her, "You talkin' to ME?"