Thursday, January 29, 2009

Amazing what a little $$$ can do!

From the Real Deal:

Two Trees Management has spent $400,385 on lobbying in 2007 and 2008, more than five times what the company spent in lobbying between 2002 and 2006. Two Trees' Dock Street project, which includes a middle school and housing, entered the public review process last year, during which the company spent $225,484 to lobby the School Construction Authority, the mayor's office, the Department of City Planning, Borough President Marty Markowitz, Community Board 2 and the City Council. According to the Brooklyn Paper, city officials originally said a middle school wasn't needed in Dumbo, but after the lobbying, the city put the school into its five-year construction plans.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Damn fool. Could have spent a tiny fraction of that if they went to the Queens waterfront.

A few hotdog roasts, a donation to a the right charities, some campaign donations to the local hacks, some newspaper ads, a kayack or two, and a few seats on the boards of the Long Island City Cultural Alliance.

Less than what their daughters spend whoring it up on daddies credit card bill for Spring Break.