Council paves way for conversion of Bronx jail into mixed-use development

The City Council on Thursday approved a plan to replace a Bronx juvenile detention center with a $300 million affordable housing and mixed-use project. The former Spofford Juvenile Detention Center will be razed to make way for a development dubbed “the Peninsula,” a collaboration between Gilbane Development, Hudson Companies and the Mutual Housing Association of[…]

Omni New York says supplier overbilled as part of scam with ex-employees

Mo Vaughn and Eugene Schneur’s Omni New York claims its long-time building materials supplier routinely inflated prices, at times marking up construction materials by as much as 66 percent. Omni, along with its subsidiaries Reliant Realty Services and Renewal Construction, which respectively manage and renovate properties for the affordable housing developer, filed a lawsuit on[…]