At a time when the city and the state have no money to do anything, they kept plodding ahead on Atlantic Yards until they finally broke ground the other day.
And then acted as if the rest of us were supposed to cheer.
It was a hustle in broad daylight by Caring Bruce Ratner from the start.
It was always a real estate deal masquerading as a sports deal, no matter how many politicians want you to believe they're bringing the basketball Dodgers to Brooklyn.
Chris Smith was so right in New York magazine the other day:
In the end this was a losing deal for everybody, starting with the people who got moved out of their homes by a flagrant abuse of eminent-domain laws.
You wonder why nobody trusts politicians around here anymore?
Because of no-bid scams like this.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Daily News columnist Lupica: "It was a hustle in broad daylight by Caring Bruce Ratner from the start"
Daily News Sports Columnist Mike Lupica was a couple of days late, and he prudently avoided criticizing his own newspaper's pandering (below), but today he punctured the Atlantic Yards bubble: