October 16, 2005
Ratner's money tree grows in Brooklyn
Mike Lupica of the Daily News shoots from the lip once again:
Ratner is just smarter than Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff was with his vision for a new West Side, built around a football stadium. Ratner does not try to hide one of the sweetheart real estate deals in the history of New York City behind the Olympics. Instead, he spreads money all over the borough, trying to buy influence and loyalty, acting as if this is all about jobs when it is mostly about highly profitable luxury housing.
Lupica details all of Ratner's various con tactics and praises Letitia James' loud opposition to the destruction of Brooklyn neighborhoods.
Posted by amy at October 16, 2005 12:11 PM