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March 9, 2007

Marty goes on the record on Barclays

The Brooklyn Paper

Marty has Brooklynites over a Cracker Barrel, in this response to a constituent, regarding Bruce Ratner's controversial naming-rights deal with Barclays Bank. :

However, when we look from a historical perspective, it is a fact of life that many institutions with long histories, from banks to auto manufacturers to multi-national conglomerates, have had dealings at some point in their histories that run counter to the values of all who hold human rights dear.

Therefore, and I think you’ll concur, when the public and private sector partner for the benefit of city residents, we must be vigilant in determining a company’s record and most importantly [sic], its intentions. In this case, I must tell you, I am confident that a partnership with Barclays will be good for Brooklyn...

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Posted by lumi at March 9, 2007 7:26 AM