City Point developers under fire

TRD New York /
Mar.March 02, 2010 09:30 AM

The stalled development project at the site of Downtown Brooklyn’s former Albee Square Mall is being investigated for human rights abuses as part of a global United Nations crackdown, the Brooklyn Paper reported. Last weekend, State Department officials visited the site, where Albee Square Development had been putting up its City Point tower, to look into employment and labor violations on behalf of the U.N. The developers have promised more than 100 new jobs, luxury housing and retail space and have been granted numerous tax breaks along the way. Activists argue that the developers have taken that taxpayer money and are proposing to pay those 100-plus workers less than living wages in return. Chris Camponovo, the State Department senior adviser who toured the site with activists over the weekend, will make a recommendation about whether the project proposal contains human rights violations in November, after which the issue would be brought forth before the U.N. [Brooklyn Paper]


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
809 First Avenue and QIA CEO Mansoor Bin Ebrahim Al-Mahmoud (Credit: Google Maps)

Qatar state fund drops $91M on property near UN

50 United Nations Plaza

Uncle Sam buys $16M penthouse at 50 UN Plaza — one flight down from the UK’s pad

Diplomats say Manhattan property manager with history of fraud accusations misappropriated $115K

Diplomats say Manhattan property manager with history of fraud accusations misappropriated $115K

Carlyle Group secures $160M refi for 866 UN Plaza

Carlyle Group secures $160M refi for
866 UN Plaza

Westchester & Fairfield Cheat Sheet: Plans for new MLS announced, Mack-Cali sells pair of White Plains offices … & more

Westchester & Fairfield Cheat Sheet: Plans for new MLS announced, Mack-Cali sells pair of White Plains offices … & more

Ng Lap Seng

Chinese developer gets four years in prison for bribing UN official

Japanese UN Mission signs lease deal at 605 Third Avenue

Japanese UN Mission signs lease deal at 605 Third Avenue

(Credit: Kissthemgoodbye.net, back; U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv, left)

Why Americans should be grateful for Nikki Haley’s NYC condo

arrow_forward_ios
Loading...