Gowanus Lounge: Serving Brooklyn

Usual Crew Sort of Shows for Metrotech Tree Lighting

December 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment

[Photo courtesy of Jonathan Barkey/via AYR]

Note, of course, Bruce Ratner, and a smiling Borough President Marty Markowitz. Atlantic Yards Report writes: “While the remarks from Borough President Marty Markowitz, other politicos, and FCR President Bruce Ratner were mostly predictable (jobs, peace, Democratic rule), I was surprised to see that, on a dais that featured fewer than 20 people (at any one time), signatories of Forest City Ratner’s Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) occupied five of the seats and there were few elected officials from the immediate area.” There’s full analysis of who showed and who didn’t.

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  • 1 ff // Dec 4, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Actually Marty looks like he’d rather be anywhere else, or maybe regrets ever having unleashed the scourge of Bruce Ratner on Brooklyn. And of course the CBA beneficiaries are all contractually obligated to come out and “show community support” for Ratner. Even the “tree” is fake. The whole scene is a “Potemkin Village”.