|This is part of what they want to tear down.|
This is equally great news! Billionaire Mikey outta here for less than week -- here we go. The judge ruled (as if we didn't know!)
The judge, Donna M. Mills, of State Supreme Court in Manhattan, ruled that the administration of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg had wrongfully agreed to turn over three public parks to the university to enable construction without first obtaining approval from the State Legislature.However, one does wonder if this would be the same ruling if Billionaire Mikey Real Estate Developer was still mayor, he whose private fortune during his 12 -- TWELVE! -- years of wreaking mayoral havoc went from 4 point something billion to 30 point something billion (blind trust my whatsis). Still, New York Assembly Woman, Deborah Glick, was part of those leading the fight to stop those towers. And, not incidentally at all, our only super market within many blocks of where I live, and the gardens and parks too, have been saved.
|That's the supermarket in the back, the single story edificace, not that tower behind it, of which several are planned by NYU in this stretch of supermarket (serving thousands) and the gardens and park|
|The Time Landscape|
a goodly portion of which is not planted in anything, but is being put back via entirely voluntary, community effort (though with the cultivation of getting rid of Russian weeds and so on) in the natural habitat of Manhattan Island, called the Time Landscape. It's currently a bird and squirrel paradise. The strip is filled with trees and flowers. You can breathe real oxygen there on the most polluted, heated days. I wouldn't be surprised if at some point a fox might try denning there.
In New Jersey news, he who is a state power, but wants to be national, Gub Christie's got no time for those R-t-bagger types. He's a thug, old-school style. Nevertheless a thug who thinks he can be POTUS and wants to be. If Joe Kennedy could get one of his boys in the White House, by golly he can go there too. Watch me now, watch me -- uno, dos, tres, cuatro -- blam blam blam!
I'm guessing Christie's political fate, if he goes for the R-nom, will be the same as that other false front, sharing the name of one of the Original Gangstas, Giuliani.