Gerard LaRocca

Entries by Gerard LaRocca

Game on at Atlantic Yards: Ratner disputes Gehry’s pessimism. Even Gehry disputes Gehry.


There goes Bruce Ratner's latest plan to pump life into his stumbling, bumbling, Frank Gehry-designed Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn. Only a few days ago, the New York Times reported, in "Slow Economy Likely to Stall Atlantic Yards," that Ratner was still desperately trying to drum up tenants for the flagging project — which is...

Israeli-American fraudsters swindled tens of millions from IRS, say Israeli cops


Seven Israelis and Americans embezzled tens of millions of dollars from the IRS and ferreted it to Israel, authorities say. The alleged ringleader is Marvin Berkowitz, 62, described in reports as a felon who fled the U.S. to Israel several years ago and holds dual American/Israeli citizenship. Israel's National Fraud Unit swooped in on offices today...