… Oh yes he did.
Embattled developer Gregg Singer filed a $100 million lawsuit against the city last week, says The Villager. As we reported earlier, Mr. Singer claims that Mayor Bloomberg and former Councilmember Margarita Lopez worked out a backroom deal to quash his plans for P.S. 64 on East Ninth Street. Mr. Singer claims that the Mayor guaranteed Ms. Lopez a position in his administration and his cooperation in stopping Mr. Singer’s school-dorm plan at the site in exchange for Ms. Lopez splitting the Latino vote in the last Mayoral election.
Now Mr. Singer is claiming that his civil rights have been violated (specifically, his rights to due process under the Fifth and 14th Amendments to the Constitution), according to The Villager, and he’s suing the Mayor, the Department of Buildings, the Board of Standards and Appeals and the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Councilmember Rosie Mendez, who holds Ms. Lopez’s previous spot on the Council, provides the money quote: “I can’t speak for Margarita, but … he’s a liar.” Snap!