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Atlantic Yards As Political Hot Potato

On his Atlantic Yards Report Norman Oder examines the discussion of Deputy Mayor's Doctoroff's legacy on WNYC radio last week. Oder has noted that Atlantic Yards has been conspicuously ignored in the praise of Doctoroff, even in the Mayor's press release.
On the Doctoroff legacy: praise, a grudging admission, and some AY debate

The announced departure of Dan Doctoroff, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, spurred debate and discussion yesterday on his legacy and comparisons with Robert Moses—and a dogged Brooklynite wouldn’t let a Doctoroff defender get away with diminishing the city’s role in the Atlantic Yards project...

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One commenter on the Atlantic Yards Report comment board for this article, MDDW, wrote the following about how city politicians are jettisoning their responsibility for the Atlantic Yards project. None of them want to be the last man/woman standing. From commenter MDDW:
I was listening to the Brian Lehrer show when Mitchell Moss suggested that Dan Doctoroff, (and the Mayor?- He said “City”) was not responsible for Atlantic Yards. The creation of this revisionist history is interesting to watch. First the Mayor puts out a press release fostering the inference by obvious omission that Doctoroff (and the Mayor?) was not responsible for Atlantic Yards. Now, it seems important for Mr. Moss to defend Mr. Doctoroff (and the Mayor?) by affirmatively asserting that Mr. Doctoroff (and the Mayor?) were not responsible for Atlantic Yards.

The expression goes: “A good idea has a thousand fathers, a bad idea is a b*st*rd.” So politically, has it become clear that we are headed down the road where Atlantic Yards will have no political fathers? A lot of the “great man theory of history” praise being floated for Mr. Doctoroff (and the Mayor?) gives credit to Mr. Doctoroff for the kind of good ideas like the High Line that have a lot of other fathers. But, Atlantic Yards? So if Daniel Doctoroff and the Mayor never supported and don’t support Atlantic Yards enough to mention it in a press release, maybe that means that the City Council never voted the funds for it either- (Is the City Council listening?- Those funds can always be reclaimed to be used instead for worthy projects!).

So if Atlantic Yards is not the political child of Bloomberg, Doctoroff (and maybe not the City Council since they maybe were never asked for funds), then maybe Atlantic Yards’ only political father is Eliot Spitzer? George Pataki isn’t here to do anymore more fathering of this baby or keep fighting the law suits.

With Mr. Moss blaming the State, we are left with good old Eliot. And it does sound like blame when Mr. Moss describes the State’s responsibility as bypassing the normal ULURP and other city processes as well as being the reason the courts are now ruling on (shiver) the abusive use of eminent domain.



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