I’ve learned through a source at the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement that a fairly big “bust” of sorts is about to break up the Hotel Toshi organization. They [HT] have cut deals with a number of shady developers in North Williamsburg who need to make money on buildings that are mostly complete but have no Certificate of Occupancy.
Clearly I haven’t been paying enough attention to the Toshi hotel saga. I knew they were operating at 808 Driggs. And I knew someone was operating an illegal hotel at 135 Metropolitan (it’s now been slapped with a violation). But I had no idea that it was all part of the same empire. Or that the City might be on the verge of taking action.