Yassky Dodges Donor Boner

New York Daily News: Meanwhile, City Councilman David Yassky (D-Brooklyn Heights) came under fire for nearly allowing controversial Brooklyn architect Robert Scarano to host a fund-raiser for him that was slated for last night.

The event, to be held at Scarano's DUMBO offices, was abruptly canceled yesterday following calls by the Daily News…

A Yassky campaign spokesman would not discuss why the Scarano fund-raising event was canceled except to say, "The campaign didn't think it was appropriate."

Yassky has come under fire in the past for taking money from developers, while Scarano has sparked criticism in some neighborhoods for building condos that critics say are too big.

Scarano also was investigated by the Buildings Department for allegedly unsafe practices following worker injuries. He settled with the city last month and agreed to forfeit signing off on his own building plans.

"It's the consistency of the Yassky campaign games with developers, and playing games with people who are willing to cut corners to make money," said candidate Chris Owens.

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