Espada Won't Pay Rent to GOP Mayor Hopeful
According to Liz Benjamin, the point of their dispute is the Jessica Guzman Medical Center in the Bronx. Last year users of the center were frightened that it would close because of a rent dispute between the two lunatics. In January 2008 Espada signed a new lease on the Center, though he says he considered it exorbitant, deciding "to give in to the Grinch and give him his money." Later he got the rental property appraised -- hey, we ought to try that on our apartment! -- and, after he was given a lower value than what he was paying, told Catsimatidis he was leaving. That was in September; he hasn't paid rent since. Neither party has backed down, and Espada is moving patient records down the block to the main Soundview Health Center. "We worked diligently with Soundview," said Catsimatidis' spokesman. "Frankly, we're surprised they terminated the lease."