From the Daily News:
As a top city official, mayoral hopeful Adolfo Carrion went to bat for a major developer who had arranged to provide an architect for renovations to Carrion’s Bronx home, the Daily News has learned.
Carrion provided the help to developer Peter Fine when Carrion was Bronx Borough President and the developer was wrestling to win city approval for a $300 million project of apartments and retail space, Boricua Village.
Carrion arranged an “urgent” meeting with two city agencies in late 2006 after Fine complained that the project was “not moving forward” because of outstanding issues in the approval process, according to a secret report by the city Department of Investigation.
After Carrion’s intervention, the project, in the Melrose section of the Bronx, began moving again, and five months later, Carrion signed off on the development in his role as borough president.