This was originally posted at Tammany on the Hudson.
The Lipski-Hyman link is really starting to become a
stinking sticking point.
Lipski “admits” to receiving $5000 in contributions here. However, official records displayed by Steve Kush show that that number is only a shadow of the real figure – which is undisputedly at least $20,000 and could reach (if all the math is done) well over $40,000.
This represents a major flip-flop on the issue for Mr. Lipski – not on the embankment, but on how far he is willing to go to use his position to benefit his friend. As can be seen here,
The one abstention was Ward C Councilman Steve Lipski, who said he was a friend of Hyman.
Mr. Lipski and Mr. Hyman were once such good friends that Mr. Lipski considered it a conflict of interest to vote on matters – actually this very same matter – that was of great import to Mr. Hyman. Such back-pedaling is what Mr. Lipski has built a career on, though – as can be seen here:
Councilman Steve Lipski was the only vote against granting historical landmark status to the Sixth Street Enbankments. Lipski said that Conrail should be given a chance to review developers’ bids and come to a compromise with the community. Councilperson Mary Donnelly was unable to attend the Wednesday night council meeting.