It was yet another dark day for democracy here in NYC. The big apple has seen so many dark days under Bloomberg, a mayor who denied the people of New York City a referendum so he could push threw a third term to crown himself king of New York also pushed a reckless tsunami of development and aided and abetted his developer friends. Ditto for in my opinion the worst city planner in NYC's history, socialite mega-millionaire Amanda the people's Burden.
Amanda the people's Burden knows her reputation is shot so word on the street is she tells people she is doing Mike Bloomberg's bidding. She and Mike may be one of the largest mass displacement of New Yorkers if you don't include the original real Natives, the American Indians. King Mike, the nanny mayor, has managed to piss them off too. Mike Bloomberg was not smart enough to figure out if you displace people and than call them and ask them to vote for you either their telephone numbers are now disconnected and or they and their friends will hang up on your campaign staff. Team Bloomberg found that out and also set a record for the most expensive -- $110 million campaign price tag for the most humiliating win. Lucky for Teflon Mike The NY Post is not doing anymore investigative research on how Mike spent 109 million dollars and Cy Vance seems unwilling to give king Mike even a slap on the wrist for wiring money out of his personal account instead of the campaign account. Mike Bloomerg also holds the purse strings to Cy Vance, the Manhattan DA's budget allotment. Ouch. Back to today's dark day and Columbia University doing everything but holding a gun to the peoples' heads to get them to move. Who needs thugs when you have judges that side with ruthless developers and not the people?
Norman Siegel won a powerful first round against Columbia University but it was no surprise he lost round two since this was the very same set of judges that ruled in favor of eminent domain abuse in Brooklyn.
Read the Crain's article and decide for yourself. My opinion is this is very sad news. A dark day for the people. Watch my YouTube playlist and hear directly from people being abused by Columbia University's abuse of eminent domain. http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=8C438F43D7335594 Watch interviews of people being evicted by Columbia University abusing eminent domain. I also have an interview with Norman Siegel at a protest on the Columbia University campus where even students joined the protest and sad "Not in our name!"
This is all part of the mass displacement under Bloomberg.