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August 3, 2009

At what Forest City Ratner calls a press conference, the temporary alliance between Bertha Lewis and Marty Golden

Atlantic Yards Report

Only in the surreal parallel universe of Ratnerville will you find Republicans rallying with leaders and members of ACORN:

Though several Atlantic Yards backers (union leaders, Kathryn Wylde of the Partnership for New York City) made speeches for the cameras, the stars, so to speak, were State Senator Marty Golden (R-Bay Ridge) and ACORN Chief Organizer Bertha Lewis.

They make for some strange bedfellows.

The ethically-challenged Golden, for example, has long sided with the real estate industry, not tenant groups, in refusing to support the repeal of vacancy decontrol, which currently allows rent-stabilized apartments to leave the system. ACORN, of course, opposes vacancy decontrol and recently led a rally outside Golden's office.

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Posted by lumi at August 3, 2009 5:56 AM