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April 18, 2009

How Rudy Giuliani gave Bruce Ratner and Jim Stuckey parking permits

Atlantic Yards Report

This blog entry points to the historical roots of the political favoritism that allowed the proposed Atlantic Yards development to receive State approval in a no-bid, opaque approval process.

Public discussion about parking permits led the New York Times back into city archives to explore the Giuliani administration's 1998 bestowal of parking permits to select supporters.


Among them were "Democrats for Giuliani," including developer Bruce Ratner and Forest City Ratner executive Jim Stuckey, who had served, respectively, as city Consumer Affairs Commissioner and head of the Public Development Corporation (precursor to the New York City Economic Development Corporation).

But do they still have the permits?


Posted by steve at April 18, 2009 7:11 AM