Sunday, October 3, 2010

Bloomberg Compares Atlantic Yards To Central Park

Mayor Bloomberg, normally a hard-nosed businessman, turns misty-eyed when he talks about plans like Atlantic Yards that reshape the city he runs, according to New York Daily News's Adam Lisberg.

He likes to bring up Central Park, pointing out that nobody lounging in Manhattan's gem today cares whether it was finished on time or on budget a century ago.

"I don't know what the IBO studies would have shown back when they tried to establish the value of Central Park or Prospect Park or anything else," he said last year. "These are the kinds of projects you have to do because without that, we don't have a future."

Don't worry about the time, says Ratner. Don't worry about the money, says Bloomberg. So what about the space?

Don't hold your breath for completion of Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards project
New York Daily News - October 3, 2010 - Adam Lisberg  

1 comment:

  1. This gonzo quote from Mayor Bloomberg is from a Brian Lehrer program first aired on September 30, 2009 (