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Con Ed Threatens to Turn Out the Lights on Jared Kushner Properties

Jared Kushner’s real estate empire isn’t paying all its bills, according to the New York City electric company Consolidated Edison, which is threatening to cut off power at some of his properties in the East Village after one of his management firms failed to pay hundreds of dollars in fees.

“We regret to notify you that because KUSHNER VILLAGE 329 has not paid past due bills for $700.47 and a $525.00 security deposit…we will have to turn off service unless we receive payment by January 4, 2017,” read one of the notices, posted on a row of houses owned by Kushner subsidiary Westminster Management on East Ninth Street between First and Second Avenues. As the documents made clear, the cutoff would apply only to common areas in the apartment buildings, as residents pay for their in-house electricity separately.

Westminster told DNAInfo that the bills had been left unpaid after the firm transitioned from one utility payment management company to another. It said accounts had been settled on Monday, but Con Edison said that night Westminster still owed money.

The series of buildings, referred to as “Kushner Village,” is part of Kushner Companies’ sprawling real estate holdings across the five boroughs and New Jersey. The firm was started by Jared Kushner’s father Charles Kushner, who passed control to his son after a federal corruption prosecution landed him in prison.

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at [email protected] or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon


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