Report: Feds probe another de Blasio donor

Federal investigators are looking into a controversial deal to sell the Brooklyn Heights Library, according to published reports. A New York Post report claims that

Federal investigators are looking into a controversial deal to sell the Brooklyn Heights Library, according to published reports.

Federal investigators are looking into a controversial deal to sell the Brooklyn Heights Library, according to published reports. (5/23/16)

BROOKLYN - Federal investigators are looking into a controversial deal to sell the Brooklyn Heights Library, according to published reports.

A New York Post report claims that the developer behind a plan to convert the library into condominiums had made political donations to Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign.

The mayor's office says it has no knowledge of any investigation into the developer, Hudson Companies. It also says the company was awarded the contract on the merits of its bid.

The Post's report, however, says that the winning developer offered the city millions of dollars less than other bidders.

"Its bid provided the best overall package for the library and the community at large, including the most affordable housing," the mayor's office said in a statement.

But community activists have long opposed the deal, which some described as "corrupt" and "a very sad state of affairs."

Marcia Rimler disputes the claim that the redevelopment would have the community's best interests in mind.

Rimler and a group of activists have filed a lawsuit over the plan.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The two men were found at the intersection 1 Police: 1 killed, 1 hurt in Canarsie shooting
Police say three men lead officers on a 2 Chopper 12 over police search in Brooklyn
The website Glassdoor released its latest list of 3 Word on the Street: Best place to work
Alastasia Bryan, 25, was found with multiple gunshot 4 Vigil held for slain correction officer
A man is who is described by the 5 27-year-old man shot in Bergen Beach after charging at police with knife

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's press NYC mayor's press secretary to resign

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's press secretary is set to resign after slightly

Activists opposed to big-money development projects around the De Blasio questioned over campaign contributions

Activists opposed to big-money development projects around the city rallied outside Mayor Bill de Blasio's

NEW YORK - MARCH 22: New York City Protesters rally for mayor's impeachment

Some New Yorkers called for the impeachment of Mayor Bill de Blasio Sunday amid a

Mayor Bill de Blasio dismissed criticism from the De Blasio dismisses campaign finance critics

Mayor Bill de Blasio dismissed criticism from the Board of Elections' chief enforcement officer Monday.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE