From the NY Observer:
The folks at Extell Development are apparently fans of Christine Quinn.
Late last month, Lela Goren, a business partner of Extell's who does extensive work with the company, held a fundraiser in the West Village for Council Speaker Christine Quinn that was attended by many executives from Extell. Ms. Quinn is eyeing a run for mayor in 2013.
Real estate donations are nothing novel in campaigns, but this fundraiser happened at the very time that Extell is seeking zoning approval from the City Council for its mega-Riverside Center residential development, which is envisioned to hold 2,500 apartments.