Lupica on Goldstein: "the guy didn't get into this to get rich, he got into this to fight for his neighborhood"
Unlike the nasty New York Daily News editorial board, sports columnist Mike Lupica joins metro columnist Juan Gonzalez in taking a sympathetic view of the settlement to which Daniel Goldstein agreed this week:
(Of course, as noted, after lawyers fees and a finding a replacement apartment, it wasn't close to $3 million.)
Daniel Goldstein, of Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, held out against the Atlantic Yards project, and Caring Bruce Ratner, longer than you believed anyone ever would.
He was the last guy in the building and the last guy on the block, and it was like being behind enemy lines.
So I'm glad he got his $3 million from Ratner.
I wish it had been more, because the guy didn't get into this to get rich, he got into this to fight for his neighborhood, and that doesn't make you a hustler like Ratner, it makes you a good, tough New Yorker.