From the NY Post:
With the mayor announcing a doomsday budget scenario, you'd think the whole city would come together to make every single penny count.
Not Borough President Helen Marshall, who pushed ahead yesterday with a questionable $20 million glass atrium at the rear of Queens Borough Hall.
On the same day Mayor Bloomberg said the city might cut 23,000 jobs and many city services, a request for competitive bids on the extension project was made public.
The plan calls for a high-ceilinged enclosure to be constructed in the nearly 70-year-old building's rear courtyard. The area would be used for public meetings, cultural events and performances. It will be paid for with taxpayer money budgeted to Marshall's office.