Monday, January 21, 2013

Marty Markowitz, 2007: support for Atlantic Yards "focused solely on... maximizing those benefits for our residents and businesses”


In a 3/3/07 letter to the New York Times,  Borough President Marty Markowitz wrote to criticize an op-ed by Atlantic Yards opponent Jennifer Egan:
“I wish that some evolution of her position had been evident, from flatly rejecting the project at all costs to working to improve it moving forward. As is the case with virtually every elected official in Brooklyn and New York City, my support is focused solely on making a project that benefits all Brooklynites and New Yorkers a reality, and on maximizing those benefits for our residents and businesses.”
The response on NoLandGrab:
But like many of the proponents of Atlantic Yards, we wish that some evolution of HIS position had been evident, from openly accepting the project at all costs to taking the community into consideration.
Now, nearly six years later, can we say that his support has been "focused solely on... maximizing those benefits for our residents and businesses”? How about shilling for EB-5 investments that save Forest City Ratner tens of millions of dollars?

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