Fifth Ave Condo Residents Demand up to $450K to Allow Library Renovations (NY)

The New York Public Library is supposedly being held hostage by condo owners. According to a lawsuit, before construction can begin on the Mid-Manhattan Public Library branch next to their building, the resident of a luxury condo want to be paid an “exorbitant” $15,000-a-month fee by taxpayers.  According to a lawsuit filed by the New York Public Library, the owners of the luxury condominium located at 445 Fifth Avenue, in which a one-bedroom unit costs nearly $1 million, are demanding to be paid a fee in order to permit scaffolding anf other safety equipment for the library’s construction to be put up.     Read the article……………

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