Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Yassky sold out DUMBO
I confirmed yesterday with several council members that David Yassky, the council member representing the DUMBO neighborhood, made a deal with Christine Quinn to vote no against the Two Trees-SCA project in exchange for not lobbying the other council members to do the same. If this sounds familiar, then it should, because that's exactly what Council Member Elizabeth Crowley did with the Maspeth High School. This allows Yassky to remind his constituents, whose support he will need in his bid for comptroller, that "I voted no!" while still getting a passing vote for the project. In addition, Council Speaker Christine Quinn threatened to withhold budget funds for their districts if they voted against what she wanted. These people are all a bunch of crooks and liars in it for themselves and yet for the most part they're the only choice we have for the immediate future. And you thought the situation in Albany was sad and embarrassing... look no further than your own backyard!