This one's from the NY Sun. We're sure he means well:
Activist Shapes Renaissance in Long Island City
"Unlike community leaders in other fast-changing neighborhoods, Mr. Baard welcomes towers, like the new 15-story office building by Citigroup, and three new condo complexes, the highest rising to 20 stories, that are on the way. 'They are efficient in terms of land use and energy use,' he said."
So is nuclear power.
Photo from LIC Community Boathouse
LIC Boathouse Sponsors
OK, we get the picture ...
Looks like Citigroup went out and bought themselves a hippie. No wonder there are a few convenient oversignts in Mr. Baard's analysis.
The attitude of subverting nature and reducing the percentage of available green space to mere decorative trimmings "threaded throughout" the Behemoth building complexes that will arise is pure duplicity! So we're supposed to be content with a few strategically placed trees or cute little green paths in an architect's rendering! The riverbank can only support limited intelligently designed development. Putting up thousands of units of overpriced real estate will choke this fragile environment to death! And where will Mr. Baard park his rowboat? Maybe he's already been given docking privileges in one of the new developments as payment for his eccentric public relations work on behalf of the builders!
I just checked out those LIC Boathose sponsors, h-m-m-m, I see. It's banks, big business and developers. I like the "Silvercup Studios" emblazoned on that sweet little boat. You think they'd have a yacht! Maybe later!
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