#HedgePapers No.3: Hedge Funds and the Destruction of the Upstate Economy

2 Mar 2015
Alternative asset managers and the damage they inflict on New York communities: It’s a real life Hunger Games. The financial elite cloister themselves away in gleaming taxpayer-subsidized towers, sitting on riches they earned by devastating economies in upstate New York and beyond. They earn special treatment from Governor Andrew Cuomo and his buddies in the State Senate by splashing their ill-gotten gains into political races.... Read More
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#HedgePapers No.2: One57

24 Feb 2015
In January 2013, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a housing bill that contained special carve-outs for a select few property developers, many of whom were major donors to his campaign coffers. One of the developments that got special treatment is One57, a development catering not to the 1%, but to the 0.0001%.... Read More
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#HedgePapers No.1: Leonard Litwin

14 Feb 2015
100-year-old Leonard Litwin, owner of Glenwood Management, is one of the most well-known residential developers in New York, not only for his opulent Manhattan high-rises, but for his recently reported connections to Sheldon Silver and Governor Andrew Cuomo, both whom have been financial recipients of Glenwood’s in exchange for seemingly favorable tax and government treatment.[1] Recent reports have widely uncovered Litwin as one of the unnamed developers who made potentially unlawful payments to Sheldon Silver’s law firm, Goldberg & Iryami, for its tax appeal work.[2]... Read More
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