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East River Partners to redevelop Fort Greene “compound”

January 31, 2014 11:08AM

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171 South Portland Avenue and East River’s Jody Kriss

Developer East River Partners, which specializes in converting townhouses in Brooklyn, is dabbling in new development with plans for two neighboring four-story residential properties in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

An 1865 townhouse and a carriage house are located at 164 South Oxford Street, while a garage occupies 171 South Portland Avenue. 

In place of this block-through compound, the project will create 14 residential units, either rentals or condominiums, according to a plan exam application filed yesterday. Flatiron District-based Barry Rice Architects was tapped to serve as architect of record, BuzzBuzzHome reported. The developer paid $7.5 million for the land in October.

An East River-developed townhouse conversion at 397 1st Street in Park Slope sold out last fall, as The Real Deal reported. [BuzzBuzzHome]Mark Maurer

  • guest72018

    I can’t believe J Kriss is still walking and doing business so freely he’s such a scumbag using violence and extortion to get his way

    • Guitar Man

      Have you noticed all the negative articles about him are coming from one source. Yeah, the people he sued. Funny how that works… are you one of them, btw?

  • laymanah

    jodykriss.com will show people how much of a dirtbag this guy is

    • AverageJ

      Wow, the Jody Kriss smear campaign is really in full effect, huh? How much they paying you to talk that trash?

  • susan laurie

    I’m not sure how pondscum like him evolved to look like human, but don’t be fool, he’s scum from the inside out. He’s been swindling people for over a decade, and it’s finally time for him to pay

    • Just Saying…

      Um, not true at all. Kriss has done a lot for this city. Don’t believe everything you read.

  • Aussiewebmaster

    East River Projects seems legitimate to me

  • Condo Man

    Jody Kriss and East River Partners did some great improvements here at Park Slope. Not sure why he would have haters.

    • EffieFF

      You must not have done much digging. The guy is scum. He feeds off of extortion of others and does so without a care in the world.

      • EffieFF

        That and his most recent lawsuits involving ERP buildings, ignoring stop work orders, and endangering tenants, including infants. You really think that’s “great”?

        • ugandabekiddingme

          Haha the complete opposite of great if you ask me. He should have whatever business and development license me may have revoked.

          • EffieFF

            The dide sued trump and a slew of other for abillion dollars… more than once!

          • EffieFF

            http://www.jodykriss.com has a lot more information about it. Check the Court Documents section.

          • EffieFF

            There a lot more information too that’s not on that site. Check the NY courts site for all of it.

          • ugandabekiddingme

            This guy should be in jail. jodykriss.net

          • EffieFF

            I completely agree. Or some kind of institution.

          • ugandabekiddingme

            There should be a law against serial litigation.

          • EffieFF

            There is. It’s called vexatious litigation or something.

          • ugandabekiddingme
          • ugandabekiddingme
          • EffieFF

            This guy is some kind of schemer no question.

          • ugandabekiddingme

            Strong list of defendants on that there billion dollar lawsuit.

          • EffieFF

            I agree. I’ve never seen that many defendants listed at once, and I’m a stenographer.

          • ugandabekiddingme

            And only two plaintiffs as well.

          • EffieFF

            Ejekam works for Actis, is a former Bayrock employee, and went to Wharton at he same time as Kriss.

          • ugandabekiddingme

            I’m sure the colelctive could get togehter a billion for the two.

          • EffieFF

            There are hundreds of people on this list, wow.

  • Max

    Love Forte Greene and the ERP have done so much for it. A cool, safe place to live (although I’ve heard that occasionally people get their cell phones stolen when they use it right after exiting he subway… it’s NY people, c’mon).

    • KRISSTOF

      ERP may have done a lot on the outside, but the lawsuits tell otherwise.

      • KRISSTOF

        Plus the fact that they keep that scum Jody Kriss employed there is another problem that ERP needs to solve.

        • Carlito’s Way

          What in the world are you going on about?

          • KRISSTOF

            Go to jodykriss.com or just Google his name and find out all you need to know.

          • KRISSTOF

            This seems to be the aggregate source: http://www.reddit.com/r/jodykriss.

          • Carlito’s Way

            Wow, there’s a lot of people out to get Jody, huh? I don’t think I believe any of it.

          • KRISSTOF

            Look in http://www.jodykriss.net/court-documents and tell us again. That straight from the NY courts system.

          • Carlito’s Way

            Oh wow. So maybe this guy isn’t all he is cracked up to be.

          • KRISSTOF

            Look at Pine and Brun cases. That’s what will be moving into Fort Greene. Hope you enjoy it!

          • Carlito’s Way

            Ew, no thanks. I see what you mean about doing a lot on the outside, but the inside…

          • KRISSTOF

            Write a complaint to Fort Greene about it.

          • Carlito’s Way

            I think I will.

          • KRISSTOF

            The guy is a total scumbag. I saw an article on the Greenpoint Gazette about how his company deliberately ignored the wishes of the state and put families in harms way to make a profit.

          • Carlito’s Way

            Do you have a link to any of that information?

          • KRISSTOF
          • Carlito’s Way

            Wow, did this really happen or is it some kind of gag article?

          • KRISSTOF

            Other articles on the site lead me to believe that it is legit. It was also posted on Jewocity.

          • Carlito’s Way

            Wow, what at idiot. Him and his entire company.

          • KRISSTOF

            Not only that but he has two massive pending lawsuits amongst others on his personal vendettas. It’s pathetic to say the least.

  • Max

    One of the most picturesque of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods. The brownstone lined streets are quaint and nice to walk along – especially in the Spring, when there are cherry trees in bloom. Can’t wait to see the new compound from the Partners!

    • QQQ

      Here’s something new
      from the Partners: http://www.eastriverpartners.net

      • XQ21

        Wow, what is that
        all about? I found this too: http://www.jodykriss.com.

        • QQQ

          That’s literally the
          second result when you Google “East River Partners”, wow. They need
          to work on their public image.

          • XQ21

            Their results are
            crap most of the way down. I’d say half of them link to dumb crap that Jody
            Kriss has tried to pull.

          • QQQ

            Are you seeing the
            things this guy did, holy crap.

          • XQ21

            This is an absolute
            disgrace to the entirety of New York City real estate. The fact that this
            piece of shit isn’t behind bars for manipulating the system is beyond me.

          • QQQ

            I completely agree
            that he should be in prison. Or some kind of insitution. Nobody in their
            right mind just up and sues a group of people for a billion dollars.

          • XQ21

            Prison may be a
            little too far, as he’s technically not breaking any laws, but man there
            should definitely be a lw against serial litigation.

          • QQQ

            It looks
            as if there is a law in California for “vexatious litigation”:
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vexatious_litigation#United_States

          • XQ21

            Here is the summons
            I found for the case, just in case people were doubting its legitimacy:
            https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/ViewDocument?docIndex=XP8u0AaiExBt5m1i7tHpjw==

          • QQQ

            Wow, what a piece of
            shit. Here, I found the notice of appearance from Lombardi’s lawyer as well
            on the same site:
            https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/ViewDocument?docIndex=boo3RZKsA/LrPESriX6nvQ==

          • XQ21

            Plaintiff’s dealings
            with his mafia pals. I like that part. It’s true, too, from what I have read
            and seen on various other sites.

          • QQQ

            Not only
            is it true, it’s also been fully documented. There’s a reason he is suing
            everyone on the face of the earth.

          • XQ21

            That’s a massive
            list of defendants.

          • QQQ

            I thought the list
            for plaintiffs was extremely long until I realized that it was just Jody
            Kriss… and whoever Michael Ejekam is.

          • XQ21
          • QQQ

            The head of real
            estate for… West Africa?

          • XQ21

            It looks as if he
            went to Wharton. Possibly with Kriss? Potential scumbag associate maybe.

          • QQQ

            The “does”
            1-100 that I see three times. Does that mean unknown people 1-100 on three
            separate occasions? So an additional 300 people?

          • XQ21

            I’m sure if all
            30,000 people Kriss is suing came together they could maybe scrape up a
            billion bucks.

  • Matt Stone

    On thing Fort Greene really has going for it is its trains. It really does have some of the best train access in Brooklyn. But who even needs the trains if you live there. It has already got everything you need in the neighborhood already. And it looks like with this new construction, that will be even more true.

    • CooperX

      So you’re saying that 1) trains are great, and 2) nobody needs trains who lives there…

      • Entrust

        I do believe that this is a shill account for Jody Kriss trying to make him look better than the media is making him out to be.

        • CooperX

          What do you mean? What is the media making him out to be?

          • Entrust

            The monster that he is. Jost Google his name. What do you see?

          • CooperX

            Oh wow, a whole lot about a ton of lawsuits. What happened at bayrock?

          • Entrust

            He outed his coworkers as Russian mobsters after erasing all existence of himself as CFO of course. He called Bayrock a huge scam basically, and a money laundering front.

          • CooperX

            But if he was CFO, how did he not know what was going on? Isn’t the CFO like the top of the finacial totem pole for a company?

          • Entrust

            Bingo. That’s the fishy part.

          • CooperX

            Ohh, can it be assumed that his involvementwith the sketchy things going on were all erased with the existence of him being there?

          • Entrust

            Potentially. What actually happened was that he hired a Bayrock analyst to steal a hard drive with pretty much all of the company’s information, and then he erased all emails and files of his and his dad’s. Then he went on a legal rampage.

          • CooperX

            That’s scummy if I’ve ever heard of it.

          • Entrust

            Ther’s alot more story where that came from http://www.jodykriss.com has the whole scoop. It’s updated frequently. I guess this guy can’t hide from his problems.

          • Entrust

            Here’s the post about him hiring someone to beat up a Bayrock coworker: http://nypost.com/2014/03/16/mob-rat-says-business-partner-tried-to-nail-him-over-2-5m-suit/

          • Entrust
          • Entrust

            And here is an entire subreddit dedicated to news and happenings for this guy: http://www.reddit.com/r/jodykriss

          • CooperX

            Um wow. So someone is either really out to get him or Jody Kriss is literally the worst.

          • Entrust

            I’d say the later, and someone is simply trying to show the world who this guy really is.

          • CooperX

            Yeah, I can see that being the case.

          • CooperX

            Wait so he sued basically the same people four times, just changing up the names and growing the list of defendants each time? Now it’s a billion dollars he’s suing for?

          • Entrust

            Yeah, that’s about right. The Delaware Court case, Kriss v Bayrock I and II, and Gottdiener v Lauria. You can get all of the information at http://www.jodykriss.net.

          • CooperX

            Wow, thanks for all the links. I’m going to read more into this.

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