Friday, December 31, 2010

Arena pitch in China: ESDC's Davidson shares a laugh with FCR executives; long-departed Net Vince Carter portrayed as part of the attraction

Who are these happy Americans? They're Forest City Ratner executives, in China in October, along with a few others, trying to sell would-be immigrant investors on the questionable Brooklyn Arena and Infrastructure Project, a project of FCR and the New York City Regional Center (NYCRC).

(Photo from web page of Wailian immigration consultancy, which is still promoting events in January. Click on graphics to enlarge.)

From right: FCR's David Berliner, Christopher Clayton [I believe], and MaryAnne Gilmartin; the Empire State Development Corporation's Peter Davidson; the NYCRC's Paul Levinsohn; and Miller Mayer attorney Nicolai Hinrichsen.


Below, from right, FCR's Bruce Ratner and Gilmartin. Near left is Miller Mayer's Hinrichsen.

Selling Vince Carter

Wailian also posted this advertisement for two events in Octobe, as reproduced on this news site, featuring a photo of former Nets star Vince Carter. He was traded in June 2009.

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