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?