In early May, the New York Supreme Court issued a blow to New Ram Realty, (aka Harshad Patel, et al) by siding with the landlord of the Maspeth Holiday Inn Express (KCM Realty Company), located at 59-40 55 Road, in declaring that New Ram's arrangement with the NYC Department of Homeless Services and Acacia Network violated the terms of their land lease. The court:
The lease is a privately recorded transaction, so we cannot tell you what “remedies” are listed in it, but there are land leases that allow for property seizure in the case of breach of contract. Let’s hope this is one of them.
Citizens for a Better Maspeth, the organization that fundraised in an effort to fight the proposed shelter and filed a partially successful Article 78, is now consulting with attorneys to determine if any action could be taken on its part to hasten a vacate of the hotel by the City and Acacia. New Ram has filed an appeal.