Markowitz said he's "absolutely flabbergasted" that the Apple Store hasn't arrived, and he has a point--surely Brooklyn has the demographics.
And what about AY?
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That's not all that's on his wish list: Markowitz is pushing a groundbreaking for the controversial Atlantic Yards project, and last but not least, a bigger Nathan's hot dog.Well, it wasn't Markowitz who yoked the clearly frivolous--the bigger hot dog--with the highly deceptive--the groundbreaking--but the sentence does sketch the BP's rather curious universe of duties.
Should there be a groundbreaking, assuming a victory for the state in the eminent domain case and the sale of some $700 million in arena bonds--it almost surely would involve only the arena (with perhaps one tower in tow), not the project at large.
And it most likely would occur before footprint residents, owners, and commercial tenants have been removed via eminent domain.