Letter to the Queens Courier:
Bloomberg for Governor? I think not! Michael Bloomberg has turned the city over to the developers and has given them Carte Blanche to do whatever they want. It doesn’t matter what they want to build, or where or even what it looks like compared to the buildings around it.
Last time I checked they used to call that block-busting - build one and the other people will leave. Maybe they are not on your block yet Fred, but look around you; they are coming to your neighborhood soon.
The building department seems to be there to protect the interests of developers, not the interests of the people who live in and around the buildings. Bloomberg must see himself as a present day Robert Moses.
He’s going to the U.S. Supreme Court to exercise the powers of eminent domain to drive people out of their homes in downtown Brooklyn because he thinks a sports complex is essential to the vitality of the city. Then there is the Willets Point redevelopment project. They want to Manhattanize the borough of Queens with a 700-room hotel.
Finally, there was the congestion-pricing plan. If he stopped some of the building maybe the city wouldn’t be so congested. Thank God for term limits! The only thing Bloomberg should run for is his farm in bucolic Connecticut.