Well, in one extension of that, executives at the developer have been racking up awards.
Not just the controversial Jacqueline Onassis Medal last year to Chairman Bruce Ratner and CEO MaryAnne Gilmartin.
Not just honorary degrees (Long Island University, Medgar Evers College) to Ratner. Nor the Brooklyn Museum award to Ratner.
Honoring Forest City's Berliner
Now comes the Celebrate Brooklyn Opening Night Gala & Concert, coming this Wednesday, 6/3/15, featuring a performance by Chaka Khan and honoring Forest City Ratner Chief Operating Officer David Berliner.
(The Gala is sold out; the concert itself is free--donation expected--and open to the public.)
Berliner is in certain ways a worthy honoree--he has brought art to public places, including the Barclays Center. But surely the honor is associated with the recognition--as with other a…