Now Lois Weiss at the Post has more details about those air rights bandied about in previous sale discussions:
Blackstone has tucked away air rights that could be worth some $625 million.
While the majority of the air rights — roughly 1 million square feet — will be transferred somewhere over the city’s rainbow through a new entity, Blackstone also retained 250,000 feet of air rights within a Stuyvesant Town associated LLC.
These include 200,000 square feet for a community facility, 25,000 square feet for residential and 25,000 square feet for commercial use.
But before residents and elected officials freak out, Blackstone sources said the company is sticking with its promise and will not build anything else on site. The executives spoke on condition of anonymity and explained the deed filings merely divvied up the air rights between various entities.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Local politicos seek answers from the Blackstone Group on the Stuy Town air rights deal