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March 12, 2011

An imaginary dialogue between Bruce Ratner and Bruce Bender: "What did you mean when you told Carl Kruger 'I don't mind fucking the bridge'?"

Atlantic Yards Report

We don't have a listening device on Forest City Ratner executive Bruce Bender's phone calls, as apparently the FBI did--at least when he spoke with Carl Kruger--but if we did, perhaps yesterday we could have heard a conversation with Bruce Ratner, his boss at Forest City Ratner.

BR: What were you thinking?

BB: Bruce, Bruce. We didn't get indicted. We didn't get touched.

BR: It doesn't look good.

BB: It's way better than Ridge Hill.

BR: True, but it doesn't look good.

BB: It doesn't look great, but, c'mon, whatever looks not-great is a lot better than what else made the news: Kruger, Boyland, Lipsky--they're toast.

BR: We fired Lipsky quick, true.

BB: He was doing it for the kids!

BR: For the kids!

BB: Youth sports!



BR: I noticed the ESDC wouldn't say we're still a good corporate citizen.

BB: Bruce. In for a dime, in for a dollar. They're in. They can't not be in.

BR: Which means...

BB: We're Teflon.

Click on the link below for the complete conversation.


Posted by steve at March 12, 2011 7:10 PM