Yesterday, we received a Valentine's Day love note from Donald Trump, and by "love note from Donald Trump" we of course mean "formal letter from a Trump Soho lawyer." It came as a response to our publishing a quote from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation's recent update on the legal challenge to the Trump Soho. It read, "Following the deadly construction accident at the Trump SoHo Condo-Hotel earlier this month, the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals has FINALLY scheduled the hearing on the legal appeal of the city's approval of this project. That hearing is currently scheduled for Wednesday, February 27th at 10 am." According to the Trump folks, the hearing was scheduled before the accident, so the "two events are mutually exclusive." Noted, but what makes the letter interesting is that it's the first time we can recall Team Trump publicly acknowledging the Trump Soho "incident."
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