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A modest proposal: Bruce Ratner should bunk on Dean Street

If, despite noise and disruption experienced by residents, daily life is sufficiently tolerable in the Atlantic Yards footprint, as per the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), perhaps some ESDC officials, joined by representatives of the Bloomberg administration and developer Forest City Ratner, can spend a few nights on Dean Street.

After all, then-Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne and Newark City Council Member Cory Booker lived in housing projects to show their solidarity with residents and to point to conditions that needed improvement. So Brooklyn booster Bruce Ratner could take a field trip from his $7 million Upper East Side mansion and host a sleepover in one of the residential buildings his company owns.


  1. Great idea. Lord knows we've got the vacant apts.


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