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Bank of New York Buys SSJ Development Tax Liens from City

Not sure what to make of this but the Bank of New York just purchased 950 Tax Leins from the City of New York worth $16,910,848.38.

We should be interested because  of the 950, 6 were from SSJ Development.  SSJ had major plans to turn Danza’s property into condos, lucky GerritsenBeach.net took an interest.


Lacon Court Still a Mess

According to a follow up story from Courier Life, Lacon Court is still a mess.

Residents say the folks running the marina at Lacon Court in Gerritsen Beach are still illegally dumping fill and garbage on the filthy site — which the state ordered to be cleaned up by Nov. 6.

In fact, […]

Dumping & Squatters, Oh My! Everything About Lacon Court is Illegal!

Currently EVERYTHING about Lacon Court is illegal and forming a dangerous situation.

Right now there are numerous people living squatting in dry-docked boats and house boats that are on the water.  They are running loud portable generators for the better part of the day and night. They are also not connected to any […]

Developer Stephen Jemal Loses in Court Owes 18.9 Million

Since the summer of 2008 we have been tracking the progress of a court case of two Texas based companies: “Gerritsen Beach Investments Ltd” and “Riviera Investments I Ltd” vs Stephen Jemal. You may know Stephen Jemal and his company SSJ Development,LLC – they own the vacant Lacon Court and Knapp Street properties, and […]

Lacon Court Running Two Businesses

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According to the recent property owners meeting there are two operations – one which is illegal and the other is being investigated is being run out of Lacon Court. One is King Kong tree removal and chipping service, the other pictured above is a boat canvas operation.

First it was […]

Exclusive: Courts Say Jemal Owes 18.9 Million – How Will This Effect Us?

Our neighborhood’s favorite wanna-be developer is up Gerritsen Creek – and apparently can’t afford to buy a paddle!

Two federal courts recently handed down multi-million dollar judgments against developer Stephen Jemal, the man the Daily News said would “re-energize” our waterfront. So much for that plan, huh NYDN?

The judgments include 11.1 million dollars […]

SSJ’s Lacon Ct Open Door and Storage Policy

In clear violation of what someone would call “LAW”,  SSJ Development’s properties at Lacon court are untouched, abandoned, vacant, dormant being used as storage for vehicles, boats, non-construction equipment, and dreaded WOODCHIPS!

On top of that, the property’s perimeter fence is not doing well either. It’s in overall bad shape and either destroyed […]