So, Brooklyn is 1000 percent behind Atlantic Yards, right Markowitz? And it has widespread political support? Right?
Wrong. Besides Bloomberg and Marty Markowitz, and Lieutentant Governor Duffy (not even Gov. Status Cuomo would show his own face, on this the day that Brooklyn "arrived," as Mayor Bloomberg declared at the ribbon cutting), the only Brooklyn elected officials that came to the hoopla ceremony at the Barclays LIBOR Fixer Center were:
Assemblymembers Lentol, Camara and Brook-Krasny, Senator Golden, and Councilmembers Vann, Gentile, Recchia, Mealy.
In a borough of 2.6 million, eight Brooklyn elected officials (besides the sycophantic BEEP) out of a total of 48 city and state electeds showed up. That's 16%. And zero, that's zero, from the districts encompassing the Atlantic Yards project site.
Pretty telling wouldn't you say?