November 9, 2008
Atlantic Yards Report Weekend Wrap-Up
Atlantic Yards Report twofer
New York Daily News columnist Mike Lupica today, in a column headlined Yankees' and Mets' new stadiums are NYC's real tax burden, slams Mayor Mike Bloomberg for city support of the new stadiums, then adds:
Oh yeah: It's also worth pointing out that Bloomberg was a cheerleader for Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards hustle, along with just about every other politician of note in town.
The announced attendance at the basketball game Friday night between the New Jersey Nets and the Detroit Pistons was 17,767, meaning the Izod Center, which has a capacity of 19,968 (the box score in the New York Times said 19,900) was 89% full.
The New York Times described the arena as "half-empty." Could it be that a lot of ticket-holders just didn't show up?
Posted by amy at November 9, 2008 12:03 PM