New York MTA Is Infiltrated By The Mob

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority discovers that the Gambino Mafia group was involved in mismanagement of its new headquarters office building.

"According to the federal indictment revealed yesterday Contini has confessed to having done a string of building redevelopments in New York City and northern New Jersey on behalf of the Mafia since 1989, while purporting to work for the building owners... Originally quoted to cost $145m the 2 Broadway renovation cost the MTA over $450m under Contini. He lost his job with the MTA early 2002, when one of his many malfeasances was exposed by audit staff at the authority, and the larger criminal scheme began to emerge."

Thanks to Transport Policy Listserv

Full Story: NY MTA infiltrated by the Mob - lost tens of millions to organized crime


Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

The Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs is the only comprehensive ranking and listing of graduate urban planning programs available.
Starting at $24.95
Book cover of Where Things Are from Near to Far

Where Things Are From Near to Far

This engaging children's book about planning illustrates that "every building has its place."

City Coasters

Hand-drawn engraved maps of your favorite neighborhoods are divided up across 4 coasters making each one unique.