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January 3, 2009

Markowitz on the relationship with donor FCR: "I don't see the slightest conflict"

Atlantic Yards Report transcribes Marty's Brooklyn Paper interview adding text from the podcast that wasn't in the paper version.

The effect of budget cuts, Markowitz contended, was to rely more on private donations, which led Kuntzman to press him on his relationship with developer Forest City Ratner.

Markowitz's statement that "I don't see the slightest conflict" is questionable, however, because his role as Atlantic Yards cheerleader-in-general can interfere with the borough president's obligation to represent the public, including challenges to the developer on broken promises or environmental impacts.

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Posted by amy at January 3, 2009 10:17 AM