Newmark Grubb Knight Frank chief executive Barry Gosin had himself a little house party one blustery October day last year, gathering real-estate honchos and gambling executives alike to his 26-acre Westchester estate for a fundraiser for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Read More
Governor Andrew Cuomo
A committee comprised of influential and powerful members from the real estate world that is closely aligned with Governor Andrew Cuomo received a $2 million contribution from The New York Gaming Association, a lobbying group with ties to Genting Bhd. and other gambling interests, according to published reports.
The donation to The Committee to Save New York was made last December, weeks before Gov. Cuomo had argued for legalizing gambling in New York state. It was also made before Gov. Cuomo announced an agreement had been made between the state and Genting to develop a $4 billion “racino” at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens. Read More