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How Atlas, Westbrook pulled off the St. John’s Terminal deal

Documents reveal roles Shorris, Glen and Capalino played in Pier 40 air rights trade

August 31, 2016 03:46PM

Pier 40 Hudson River Park

Pier 40 at Hudson River Park

Westbrook Partners and Atlas Capital Group are redeveloping the St. John’s Terminal into a 1.7 million-square-foot megaproject with more than 1,500 residential units. Last year, the partners struck a deal to pay $100 million for air rights over Pier 40 in Hudson River Park. A new investigation from DNAinfo reveals how exactly that deal went down, and what role top city officials including First Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris and Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen played. Documents obtained by the site also reveal the influence wielded by James Capalino, the controversial lobbyist embroiled in the Rivington House scandal.

Read the full story at DNAinfo here. — TRD