JONES, N.Y. (AP) The owner of a waterfront boatyard that sold for $6.8 million in February to a former New York City mayor’s son will close the business, his company said Tuesday.
The sale was approved by the New York State Landmarks Preservation Board.
The board says it will conduct a full review of the deal and will recommend to the city’s mayor that it be reviewed by the board.
The board also approved a plan to sell the property at the former site of the city charter school for $4.8 billion.
In an interview with The Associated Press, John Mancuso said he is selling the property to an unnamed buyer.
He did not give any specific price.
Mancusi said he and his wife, who are raising their three children, decided to sell to a businessman after being threatened by the owner’s son.
The son, John Kelly, had sued him and his company for allegedly selling the site without the city permission, and Manciso and his partners have argued that the city did not provide the required permits.
He said the property has not been in operation for more than two years, and his owners have not filed a tax return.
The city’s website lists the property as having a value of $6,965,814.
Mucke said that while he does not have a specific sale date, he will sell the land to someone else in the future.
“I want to have a chance to buy a house and raise a family,” he said.