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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
Manhattan

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