December 1, 2006
THE EDUCATION OF YVETTE CLARKE PART 9: WHAT DO JOSEPH RAINEY, ALEXANDER HAMILTON AND JACKIE ROBINSON HAVE FOR YVETTE?
Arthur Piccolo of Hardbeatnews.com suggests that Yvette Clarke, the new US Congressional Representative from Brooklyn, get the Ratner deal done as a proper homage to Jackie Robinson:
To this point Jackie Robinsons Brooklyn’s most famous and important Son has NEVER been adequately HONORED in BROOKLYN where he played his entire career and lived until his much too early death. Yvette Clarke now has the POWER to lead the campaign to name the soon to be built 21st century sports arena to arise at the intersections of Atlantic, Flatbush and 4th Avenues in the HEART of BROOKLYN the JACKIE ROBINSON ARENA and finally ending the insult that Brooklyn has NO adequate monument to him. Until now only a few hundred yards of a secondary roadway that lies mostly in Queens. An insult not an honor for Brooklyn’s Greatest Son.
NoLandGrab: Money talks and... well, you know the rest. Citigroup just agreed to pay $20 million/year for 20 years for the naming rights to Shea Stadium that's $400 million. Does any sane person think that Bruce Ratner is going to give it away for free? The only way Bruce Ratner is going to name the Nets arena "Jackie Robinson" arena is if Robinson comes back from the grave with deep pockets.
Posted by lumi at December 1, 2006 6:45 AM