The headline to this article is
Governor Christie's brother invested in houses near new PATH station in HarrisonThree houses were purchased for around 150K and sold for around 450K. The investment is small potatoes compared to this:
[Christie's brother's] firm serves as a construction manager at the World Trade Center site...The WTC site is owned by the Port Authority.
And how about this:
As chairman of the bi-state agency [Port Authority], Samson voted to approve the Harrison station overhaul, months after a client of his law firm proposed converting a nearby warehouse into luxury apartments.For the uninitiated, the PATH is a light rail/subway that has run between NJ and NYC under the Hudson River for over 100 years. PATH stands for Port Authority Trans Hudson. Yes, it is owned by the Port Authority. The station was established long ago when Harrison was a thriving factory hub, no doubt transporting the many needed factory workers from nearby towns. When manufacturing left NJ, the area was left desolate and abandoned. For decades it has served as a park-and-ride for commuters to NYC with a couple of the buildings used as warehouses. The Red Bull Arena opened near the PATH station in 2010.