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Salvation Army accused of hosting illegal rentals

The organization came under scrutiny after it announced the $100M sale of its Williams Memorial Residence

July 05, 2014 04:00PM

125th Street and Third Avenue Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer

The new Salvation Army building coming to 125th Street and Third Avenue and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer

WEEKENDEDITION Following the Salvation Army’s controversial decision to sell its Williams Memorial Residence on the Upper West Side for $100 million, the faith-based organization is being accused of illegally renting rooms to seniors.

The Department of Buildings issued the violation Wednesday, after Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer called on City Hall to investigate the organization, according to the New York Daily News.

“This is huge, it’s really huge,” Brewer said of the illegal rentals. “You have to obey the law.”

The Salvation Army released a statement saying that it’s “investigating the incident to ensure full legal compliance with NYC rules and regulations.”

The non-profit faces a fine for the violations. [NYDN] Christopher Cameron 

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