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May 6, 2006

Ratner’s glossy fantasyland


Brooklyn Papers dissects the Liar Flier including this juicy bit about the model pictured:

Page 8: That smiling woman isn’t smiling anymore. Actress T. Sahara Meer (pictured above), the woman in the picture, told The Brooklyn Angle that she posed for the photo because she was “between gigs” — only to find out that the photographer sold the photo to Ratner. “That innocent day in the park [is] one of the most nightmarish experiences of my life: I have become Bruce Ratner’s poster girl,” said Meer, who has a “Stop Eminent Domain Abuse” sign in the window of her Prospect Heights home. “My only hope for redemption is to fight harder. So, thanks, Bruce, for fueling my fire, my anger, my ire, my hatred of you.”


In case you are unfamiliar with the term "liar flier," the Double Toungued Word Wrester Dictionary is here to help:

Catchword: liar flier
Part of Speech: n.
Forest City Ratner has just mailed its third direct-mail propaganda piece, each one a bigger production than the last. These pieces have been dubbed “liar fliers” (we don’t know who coined the phrase), due to their willful disregard for common-sense facts.

Posted by amy at May 6, 2006 12:53 PM