Marty Markowitz, and a marching band, as they say in Brooklyn, Fuhgeddaboutit!
How about those Brooklyn Steppers!
(Atlantic Yards developer Forest City Ratner is also developing a tower at the New York City College of Technology, and some of the Brooklyn Steppers also step for the Nets. Needless to say, Borough President Markowitz is the leading booster of AY.)
Bloomberg, later on, stated:
As we think globally, we'll also act locally, with policies and investments making all our communities more business-friendly. And because New York's international leadership also depends on our great education and research institutions we will promote projects such as the development of Columbia University's new campus, in a way that also meets the needs of its host West Harlem community.
We'll unveil a master plan to build on the amazing renaissance of the South Bronx and another to transform Willets Point. We'll rezone Jamaica, Coney Island, and 125th Street to catalyze new business development. We'll work with the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership that's doing so much to promote business and the arts in this great borough. And we'll help launch construction of the most exciting private development Brooklyn has ever seen: the Atlantic Yards project!