Sunday, March 18, 2018

Jared Kushner - "weaponization of construction"

Jared Corey Kushner is an American investor, real-estate developer, and newspaper publisher who was senior advisor to his father-in-law, Donald Trump, until being escorted out of the White House on security issues.

Those issues have been revealed. The Kushner Cos. routinely filed false paperwork with the city of New York declaring it had zero rent-regulated tenants in dozens of buildings it owned across the city when it had hundreds.
When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in Queens in 2015, most of the tenants were protected by special rules that prevent developers from pushing them out, raising rents and turning a tidy profit. But that's exactly what Jared Kushner did, and with remarkable speed. Two years later, it sold all three buildings for $60 million, a nearly 50 percent profit. The tenants of 94 rent-regulated units were forced out. Kushner Companies filed at least 80 work permits in 34 buildings throughout New York. ALL were false.
Current and former tenants of the Queens buildings were subjected to extensive construction, with banging, drilling, dust and leaking water that they believe was part of targeted harassment to get them to leave.

Records show frequent complaints about construction going on early in the morning or late at night against the rules, improper or illegal construction, and work without a permit.