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April 20, 2007

Ever Thus

The NY Observer , Letters

To the Editor:

I am only unhappy that Matthew Schuerman’s article, “Forest City Ratner Gives to Coney Island Carousel, Other Bloombergian Public Projects” [April 2], didn’t run on page one!

The amount of New York City given away in land, tax abatements, credits and the like is the 21st-century incarnation of Tammany Hall.

I truly believe that if New Yorkers had any idea of the extent to which we have been—and are still being—robbed, there would be riots in the streets.

Lisamarie Dixon

NoLandGrab: Additionally, it's good that the daily papers don't cover this stuff — it could destablize the entire system of political patronage.

Posted by lumi at April 20, 2007 8:32 AM