CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: Real estate firm with deep ties to de Blasio poised to profit from Soho rezoning.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Soho rezoning plan may not be popular with area residents — but a real estate company with deep ties to the mayor is sure loving it.

Edison Properties stands to reap a major windfall if the plan is approved.

The company owns property in the area that would be prime locations for new residential towers and retail spaces.

Edison Properties — whose former chairman Jerome Gottesman and retired CEO Steve Nislick were major contributors to de Blasio’s political career — controls two parking lots in key parts of the redevelopment project that would be prime locations for new residential towers and retail spaces.

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Gottesman, who died in 2017, donated the maximum contribution of $4,950 to de Blasio’s reelection campaign.

His cousin Nislick, who retired from Edison in 2012, steered $25,000 of company funds to de Blasio’s scandal-scarred Campaign for One New York, gave $4,950 to his first mayoral campaign, and backed an ad blitz that helped sink the candidacy of his 2013 rival Christine Quinn.

Nislick co-founded New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets or NYCLASS, which works to ban horse-drawn carriages from city streets.

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