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June 28, 2007

Bloomberg on subways ("not that crowded"), Doctoroff, and 421-a

Atlantic Yards Report

The Mayor casts aside criticism about crowded subways and congestion pricing during an interview at a breakfast presented by Crain's New York Business. According to Mayor Bloomberg, the subways are crowded if you mind standing or are too lazy to get up earlier.

Norman Oder asked the Mayor what he thought about the 421-a reform bill passed last week by the State Assembly:

After his speech and the public interview conducted by David and Lehrer, Bloomberg took some questions from the press. I asked his views on the reform of the 421-a tax break passed by the State Legislature, specifically the expansion of the "exclusion zone" and the special break for the Atlantic Yards project.

In his answer, he ignored the Atlantic Yards question but simply said that the reform passed last December by the City Council struck the right balance.


Posted by lumi at June 28, 2007 7:47 AM