The "Git-R-Dun" boys at city hall are stampeding you into a cataclysmic change in the shoreline usage. If what you see is not to your liking, you will never have another chance to clear the debris and get the land back.
Maybe you don't feel that the Commissioners plus Will and Packan have the financial acumen to direct a $175 million dollar project. How would you feel if they could do it without a vote? They can. The Battery Park land, like an abandoned alley, can have its "hidden value unlocked" just as the architect said in the 'missing rape' of the Commissioners meeting. I was there.
Many negatives arose in the meeting and reporter Brandi Barhite, was able to strain them all out for mention on a back page. She accepted my compliment as the best reporter city hall could have. The people want critical press, a forum, able to separate the salt from the flyspecks. Even (half wit) Hoefert attempted to assassinate the opposition. And the Opinion page editor, in stern countenance, endorses it.
But wait. How about a vote, since we all live here? When things go wrong in this project with poor vision, too much money, over too many years, on our single most beautiful property, and republican style leadership, who pays? Listen to me.
Only Dannie Edmon says that the value of the Battery Park, to us, meaning the voters who inahabit this town, may well exceed the "book value."
We can only sell Battery Park once.