From The Real Deal:
Brooklyn-based developer and investment group Guttman Realty made the winning bid for the auction of two bankrupt Caritas Healthcare properties, with the aggregate purchase price coming in at $26.63 million.
The buyer has not settled on an official use for the two properties, but is considering transforming the Mary Immaculate site for educational, religious, non-profit or governmental use, and using the St. John's site as an office building.
From the Daily News:
Guttman gained notoriety when one of his properties, the Greenpoint Terminal Market, was the scene of a 10-alarm fire in 2006. He and his partners were charged with hundreds of counts of environmental crimes - one for each day they were in violation - for failing to maintain the site prior to the fire.
And from the Queens Courier:
A mandatory injunction to reopen The New Parkway Hospital was denied in U.S. Federal Court on Tuesday, October 20.
“We were very disappointed at the end decision,” said Dr. Robert Aquino, owner/CEO.
At the hearing, former Assemblymember Anthony Seminerio – who pleaded guilty to one count of honest services mail fraud and vacated his seat after a Manhattan grand jury indicted him for receiving approximately $1 million from hospitals and related entities – had been subpoenaed to testify, but the judge deemed it unnecessary.