Brooklyn Democratic Party Sued For $82K For Breaking Lease During Pandemic

  • The Brooklyn Democratic Party is reportedly being sued by its landlord, who says the group tried to break its lease during the coronavirus pandemic and owes over $80,000 in rent, plus tens of thousands more in utilities and other costs.
  • According to a lawsuit filed Thursday and first reported by City & State, the organization has leased an office building across the street from Brooklyn Borough Hall since 2005 but sent a letter to the real estate firm SL Green, who it believed was the building owner, dated July 16, 2020, that they were terminating the lease early in September 2020.
  • The reason for terminating was allegedly “due to the Tenant’s inability to utilize the Premises for its intended purpose as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic.”
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