Thursday, August 15, 2013

Big real estate paid $$ to get million-dollar tax breaks

NY Daily News

Gov. Cuomo received $76,000 from real estate investors weeks before giving their property a tax break on bill


Three partners at Fisher Brothers, which owns the New York Curb Exchange at 86 Trinity Place, each gave at least $25,000 to Cuomo weeks before he approved the tax breaks. The location is one of five Manhattan properties that was singled out for tax relief in a January bill.

BY KENNETH LOVETT / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

PUBLISHED: THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013, 2:30 AM

ALBANY — The deep-pocketed real estate investors who own a landmark former stock exchange building in lower Manhattan lavished Gov. Cuomo with $76,000 in campaign donations just weeks before Cuomo approved a lucrative tax break for their property.