Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Saying goodbye to Bloomberg means saying goodbye to Amanda Burden
She's one of the longest serving members of his administration, and her time as a member of the commission goes back even farther, to 1990.
Reflecting on her time in office, Burden talked about her greatest accomplishments (the High Line), the planning challenges the city must contend with in the future (the effects of global climate change) and her sometimes prickly relationship with developers.
She also had some advice for Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio, who has a goal of creating 200,000 units of affordable housing.
"The challenge for the new mayor is to persuade communities to accept additional height and density, so that more affordable housing can be accommodated and that can be a big challenge for him. It certainly was for us," Burden said.
Burden is joining the outgoing mayor at Bloomberg Associates, which will help governments around the world implement projects based on his signature policies in New York.
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:47 AM
awful amanda wants the blaz to convince the citizens of nyc to accept more height and density.
that tone-deaf comment is no surprise,this crass woman thinks the lower and middle classses should be living in places the size of janitor's closets.People are better off living in the subway for 2.50 a day.
good thing that queensway was shot
down,or else there would have been more towers there that looked like they designed by minecraft.
"...Bloomberg Associates, which will help governments around the world implement projects based on his signature policies in New York." Oh, great.
Great, so the turtle-faced dictator and the socialite now want to offer to mess up other cities. No thanks Amanda.
(With a sigh of relief--finally).
Amanda & Mike have both been a burden to NYC.
Don't let the door hit your skinny asses on the way out!
I now wish a rousing happy new year to my brother & sister New Yorkers--with hopes for a better city in 2014--for all of us!
Remember that Bill Di Blasio IS NOT the Messiah-- so let's keep an eye on him--you voters out there!
And--thanks, Queens Crap for doing a great job!
"Global warming" scam is NYC's second biggest concern? Idjit.
Amanda is leaving just in time. She couldn't take another face lift without that balloon popping!
It's the end of the Gloomberg era!
A more rosier 2014 is just around the corner.
Will Mayor mike be remembered for his bike lanes?
Heh, heh, heh!
I predict that they'll be gone too in about 2 years...
of course at tax payers' expense.
Every time I look at the calorie count posted on a restaurant menu, I'll fondly think of Mike...the master (bator) of micro managing!
A small man (5'7" tall) always attends to small things.
Bumberg never saw the forest for the trees.
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