April 24, 2009
Breakfast with Marty: jousting about budget issues and adding urban planners to community boards
Atlantic Yards Report
Norman Oder goes to a bloggers' breakfast hosted by the Beep, and if Atlantic Yards came up, it wasn't during the morning's on-the-record portion.
A baker's dozen of bloggers--a few full-time, most part-time, a few trained in journalism, most not--were invited yesterday morning to breakfast at Borough Hall with three aides to Borough President Marty Markowitz, then with the BP himself.
While there was a 20-minute opportunity for on-the-record questions--read below for my back-and-forth with Markowitz about land use issues and the budget--the first two-thirds of the meeting was off-the-record. So the meeting served as a chance for the hosts to learn more about what we do, to learn how to open up lines of communication and to help hone strategy.
NoLandGrab: Our invitation must've been lost in the mail.
Posted by eric at April 24, 2009 9:52 AM