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Council frowns on Belle Isle lease

During formal session on Oct. 1, council members expressed their disapproval of the state agreement with Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to lease Belle Isle. “It’s unfathomable to me that anybody could come to the New York City Council and advise the council that Central Park has been leased away to the state of New York without a hearing. I can’t imagine that,” Councilwoman JoAnn Watson said. “Belle Isle is ou ...

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