In case you thought this story couldn’t get any loopier (or fade into obscurity), DNA Info NY reported that two of the BBP Board members — David Offensend and Henry “Hank” Gutman — were among the first to buy condos in the Pierhouse Tower in March 2014. According to the article:
Offensend, who stepped down from the park corporation’s Board of Directors in July, and Gutman, who remains on the board, got clearance from the city’s Law Department to buy units in the tony building, which includes a screening room, a pet wash station and a “young adults study” room, according to documents filed with the state.
If you think this all sounds kinda fishy, BBP VP Belinda Cape wants to assure you that the men “adhered to the park’s code of ethics“.
Gutman, who is also involved with that lovely little Brooklyn Heights Library project, helped clear the way for the two BBP towers to be built last August while allegedly using children as a human shield.