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October 7, 2008

Meltdown gives

By Patrick Arden

While Mayor Bloomberg is still making plans for Willets Point that don't include anybody who is currently working there, ACORN protests for more affordable housing in the project.

However, one local housing advocate takes a broader view:

“There are times when big projects make sense, but then there are times when you have to rethink your strategy,” said Brad Lander of the Pratt Center for Community Development. “With Willets Point, they seem to be killing 1,500 non-Wall Street jobs for an outdated vanity project that’s not going to happen.”


From one land grab to another: "An outdated vanity project" never makes sense... especially when it's "not going to happen."

Posted by lumi at October 7, 2008 6:12 AM