Deja Vu Again

Gary Barnett’s proposal for Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards–which, it turns out, was for the organic farm after all–puts the MTA board in the sort of pickle it hasn’t seen since … March. That was when board members had to explain their vote for the expensive, unpopular Jets stadium by calling themselves an economic development, instead of a transportation, agency.

It’s unknown whether Mr. Barnett is offering more than Bloomberg-backed Bruce Ratner, but he’ll only take half the $100 million subsidy, Newsday reports . The MTA directors could vote with the Mayor on this one–but that’s what they did in March, and look what happened there.

What was it Yogi Berra said?