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