The Real Deal New York

Westchester & Fairfield Cheat Sheet: Former mobster sues city of Bridgeport and millionaire developer … & more

By Maya Rajamani | May 10, 2018 08:30AM

Clockwise from top left: Ex-mobster sues Bridgeport and developer (credit: Jerry Dougherty), Chick-fil-A faces opposition in Stamford, Marshalls and Homesense may open in former Pathmark store, Babe Ruth’s best friend’s home on the market.

Onetime Genovese crime family member suing developer, Bridgeport over North End property
An ex-mobster has hit the city of Bridgeport and developer Manuel Moutinho with a lawsuit centered around a nearly 10-acre property on Hart Street. Gus Curcio Sr. is a onetime “reputed member of the Genovese crime family,” according to the Connecticut Post, who spent time in prison for extortion and loan sharking. Curcio purchased the plot from Moutinho in 2004 and claims the seller and the city worked together to keep him from then selling the land back to the city for a profit. Curcio said the site has racked up more than $84,000 in tax bills since he purchased it. [Connecticut Post]

Developer gets approval for $57 million mixed-income apartment building in New Rochelle
BRP Development Corp. plans to build a $57 million mixed-income apartment complex in New Rochelle, the Westchester Business Journal reports. The developer, which has apartment buildings in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, has gotten approval from the city to build on the 1.17-acre site. The complex will be “aimed at people who commute to Manhattan, but prefer suburban life.” [WBJ]

Chick-fil-A says it’s ‘changing our community through chicken,” but Stamford isn’t convinced
Chick-fil-A’s bid to set up shop in Stamford has been met with opposition by zoning board members and residents, the Stamford Advocate reports. The chain hopes to secure a zoning-code text change that would allow it to open a franchise in an area where drive-through restaurants aren’t allowed currently. But a “two-hour charm offensive” — and a restaurant rep’s claim that the franchise is all about “changing our community through chicken” — wasn’t enough to assuage concerns that the new eatery would increase traffic congestion in the area. [Stamford Advocate]

Yorktown rehab and nursing center sells off portion of campus for $28M
Tarrytown-based senior care management company Personal Healthcare LLC has purchased two senior facilities from Fieldhome, a rehabilitation and nursing center in Yorktown, the Westchester County Business Journal reports. The transaction was a “difficult finance-based decision that comes as “the tides are turning in the healthcare industry,” Fieldhome’s CEO said. Residents won’t have to move because of the sale, and the adult day care program and early learning center will remain open. [WBJ]

Simone Development Companies snaps up $13.3M warehouse space in Stamford
Real estate investment company Simone Development Companies has shelled out $13.3 million for an 118,500-square-foot property in Stamford that houses warehouse, research and office space. The site is “believed to be the largest block of contiguous warehouse space available in Stamford,” the Fairfield Daily Voice reports. The property has more than an acre of outdoor storage space, 243 parking spaces and isn’t far from the Glenbrook train station. [Fairfield Daily Voice]

Vacant Pathmark store in Yonkers could soon be subdivided for new tenants
The owner of an empty Pathmark in the Yonkers Gateway Center wants to divide the building into two spaces so a Marshalls and a Homesense can move in, LoHud reports. Marshalls would occupy 20,834 square feet of the space, while Homesense would take up 27,100 square feet. The Yonkers Planning Board has to approve the proposal, which would include renovating the building’s facade. [LoHud]