Roberto Macinelli (r.), an architect for developer Patrick Thompson, speaks at Borough President Helen Marshall's land use hearing about Thompson's plans to upgrade the RKO Keith's Theatre while Michael Nussbaum (l.), a consultant for Thompson, looks on. Photo by Connor Adams Sheets (Times Ledger)
Michael Nussbaum? Of Queens Tribune infamy (as well as indictment infamy)? What's up with that?
He's not the only one connected to the Trib that has extracurricular development activities these days. Schenk has been shilling for this project along with some other familiar Queensfolk...
From the Village Tattler:
HHA is working in conjunction with D&F Development Group, a development company that specializes in the construction of government subsidized low-income housing. D&F’s principals, Leonard D’Amico and Peter Florey, were recently named “Kings of Queens” for the work their company has done in that borough. Is the primary motive behind the development to make use of grant money before it expires and increase HHA revenue flow or is it to “maximize community resources for our residents”? Current Huntington Station property owners will almost certainly see their home values fall as more high-density, low-income apartment buildings are added to the Station. The additional development will not contribute any new revenue to the strapped school district, even while HHA will see its revenues increase and D&F Development will profit from the project.
Long Island is gonna look like Queens soon because the usual suspects are bringing their particular brand of special out east. Welcome to our world!