Spitzer: LMDC an ‘Abject Failure’

In last night’s interview with Dominic Carter, Attorney General and gubernatorial front-runner Eliot Spitzer rips the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, and characterizes Friday’s departure of Gretchen Dykstra from the Memorial Foundation as a symptom of the agency’s political inertia.

Speaking from Albany on the NY1 political program Inside City Hall, Mr. Spitzer said:

What we have now seen with [the] memorial, and unfortunately Gretchen Dykstra has just resigned, somebody of great competence, and I regret that she has left. I had always gotten along very, very well with Gretchen. But I think she left partly because there was nobody willing to make decisions. The LMDC – let me be very clear – the LMDC has been an abject failure, and those who were running the LMDC deserve an enormous piece of the criticism. I don’t know where they have been, what they’ve been doing, or what they’ve been up to.

Get to the video via Bob Hardt’s ItCH column.

- Tom McGeveran