May 16, 2022

New York City Freezes Queens Library System’s Cash Flow, More than $20 Million on Hold

From the NY Daily News:

The freeze covers some $20.27 million in projects — including the Queens Central Library renovations exposed by the Daily News that have gotten library president Thomas Galante in hot water.

City officials say they won’t release any funding until they’ve received sufficient documentation the expenses are legitimate.

Among the money that’s being withheld is $14.93 million in reimbursement for renovations at the Central Library — where Galante renovated an executive suite, complete with an outdoor smoking deck.

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See Also: Queens Public Library Board Votes Not to Suspend the Library’s Director, Thomas Galante (April 4, 2014)
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