MTA agrees to extend lease for parking lot owner at 38th Street Train Yard after pols step in


Sunset Park pols have successfully negotiated a 27-day lease extension for a 24-year commercial tenant at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s 38th Street Train Yard who had been facing an abrupt termination.

Councilmember Alexa Avilés and Assemblymember Marcela Mitaynes penned a letter on June 1 to MTA Chair Janno Lieber on behalf of Raymond Lau, who has run a parking lot at the MTA train yard since 1998, requesting the agency reconsider the termination of his lease as they and their property management company, Greystone Management, did not conduct proper communications with the tenant. Lau’s lease had been set to end on June 3.