The Sun, 12/30/5: New York in Building Boom of Historic Scale
And what are we building? Well, according to the article:
"Mr. Doctoroff listed a series of highly touted future projects he hopes will make headway in 2006, including the westward extension of the no. 7 subway line, $9.9 billion of new construction near ground zero in Lower Manhattan, a mega-mall at the site of the Bronx Terminal Market, $5 billion to $6 billion worth of development projects in Flushing, commercial development in downtown Brooklyn, and new stadiums for the Yankees and the Mets. He said he hoped the 22-acre Atlantic Yards project slated for Brooklyn, which includes a basketball arena for the Nets and more than a dozen office and residential towers, would break ground before the end of 2006."
Then we get the money quote:
"Many of the projects cited by Mr. Doctoroff and supported publicly by Mayor Bloomberg have angered local residents, who among other complaints, feel the administration's strategy favors big developers over the desires of the local neighborhoods."
Angered local residents? The administration's strategy favors big developers? And never mind the desires of the local neighborhood?
That sound? The nail getting smacked on the head!
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