Augusten Burroughs, the gothic serial memoirist, has found a home in a bankrupt building in Battery Park City. Naturally, he loves it. By PENELOPE GREEN Published: October 21, 2009 “THIS is the first apartment I’ve ever owned,” Augusten Burroughs said. “Wouldn’t you know it would be in a building where the developer went bankrupt and fled the country?” Related Times Topics: Augusten Burroughs Enlarge This Image Piotr Redlinski for The New York Times Mr. Burroughs designed his apartment around […]
It’s the first Manhattan building to go through foreclosure with units already sold, said Marc Held, a lawyer for Flakowitz and 46 others at 225 Rector Place.
“Instead of offering the plaintiff the right to rescind the agreement, as required by the offering plan, the defendant sponsor’s 16th amendment to the offering plan states that purchasers have no right of rescission related to the first closing,” attorneys Philip Hines and Marc Held wrote in the complaint.
Anglo Irish poised to put Rector Square on auction block September 01, 2009 11:30AM By David Jones Yair Levy, 225 Rector Square Anglo Irish Bank filed a motion in New York State Supreme Court earlier this month to complete foreclosure proceedings against Rector Square developer Yair Levy and place the troubled Battery Park condominium conversion on the auction block for sale to a new investor. Anglo Irish originally filed suit in February alleging that Levy defaulted on a $165 […]
REBNY to hear appeal of Beame commission case tomorrow August 24, 2009 06:30PM By David Jones Left to right: Manhattan Residential’s Shai Shustik, Elliman’s Stanley Ginsberg, 140 Thompson Street, former New York City Mayor Abraham Beame The Real Estate Board of New York is scheduled to hear an appeal tomorrow in a long-running commission dispute between Manhattan Residential and Prudential Douglas Elliman. In April, a three-member arbitration panel dismissed a REBNY complaint by Manhattan residential broker Shai Shustik, who […]
In December, before Rector Square’s financial difficulties were made public, Shvo “mysteriously disappeared” from the Battery Park City condo conversion, closing his sales office at the building with a sign that said it would reopen after the holidays, according to Marc Held, a partner….. who represents a number of condo owners at Rector Square.
“He put up signs saying he’d be back after Christmas,” Held said. “He was never seen again, nor was anyone from his company ever seen again. He just disappeared.”
“Ignazio was rejected from getting into the lounge, and he thought my client worked there, so he punched him,” Spahijoska’s lawyer, Marc Held, said. “The victim has not returned to work since the incident.”
Marc Held, attorney for more than 45 unit owners, questions whether the unit owners can be fairly assessed common charges if the sponsor is insolvent.
“The sponsor has to be financially viable to issue common charges,” Held said. “If [Levy] not financially viable he cannot issue common charges.”
[Marc] Held argues, in the motion, that any decisions about construction, building sales or other issues made by the receiver, Mark Miller, or the new managing agent, Related Cos., have a direct impact on the unit owners.
Anglo seeking to repossess $90m property from New York ‘condo king BARRY O’HALLORAN STATE-OWNED Anglo Irish Bank is seeking to repossess a $90 million (€71.6 million) New York apartment building from a developer dubbed the city’s “condo king”. The bank’s US subsidiary is going to the New York courts to take possession of 225 Rector Place from a company, YL Rector Street LLC, controlled by developer Yair Levy. YL borrowed $165 million from Anglo Irish to finance its plans for […]