Thursday, August 20, 2009
Sidewalk shed competition is a crock
...when I visited the Urban Shed website, I find out it's just another bogus Bloomberg program to paint a happy face on the unbridled development needed to complete the conversion of our chaotic & quirky Naked City into the sexless Corporate Suburban City required by his actual constituency: the Masterds* of the Universe whose bloated, legalized-theft incomes make all this sickness possible, and the greedy developers who build condos for the Masterds and their legions of wannabe Masterds (like the corporate tools who binge crawl all over the LES, East Village, and soon Williamsburg, doing their best to eject their soul with their stomach contents and thus attain Masterdhood).
Not only is there no need for new scaffolding & sheds, but we get the insult of the Urban Shed website, a detailed propaganda exercise that demonstrates just how much of Bloomberg's talent for organization is wasted on flavoring meant to distract from lack of nutrition. We are supposed to buy the idea that a competition jury headed by Dept. of Building officials, in a competition supported by the players who've brought us all these years of Masterdization, will somehow come up with something good for the city.
* Excuse me, I just read about Quentin Tarantino's new movie "Inglourious Basterds"