The Real Deal New York

Zuckerman, Moinian tussle over Eighth Avenue tower

May 06, 2008 09:46AM

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Real estate and media tycoon Mort Zuckerman argues in a Manhattan Supreme Court affidavit that developer Joseph Moinian is holding up the construction of his 39-story Eighth Avenue office tower. The tower, known as 250 West 55th Street, is supposed to be built by January 2010. At issue is a four-story building owned by Moinian, 241 West 54th Street, which houses an Indian restaurant and several residents. Zuckerman claims that Moinian is denying his company, Boston Properties, access to the building so it can be reinforced before work begins next door. Zuckerman also claims Moinian is trying to stall the project and force him to buy the property, along with another small property on the block, and alleges that Moinian told him, “This is how the game is played in New York.”  

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