Pataki Threatens a Moynihan Do-over

The Governor, lacking political leverage during his final months in office, has come up with another way to nudge Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to see things his way and approve the Moynihan Station plan at the Public Authorities Control Board meeting tomorrow.

The state economic development agency, Pataki wrote in a letter to Silver today, “would have no realistic choice but to invalidate the existing award and immediately begin a new [bidding] process for a ‘bigger development’ that might include a new Madison Square Garden.”

Pataki also warns that the U.S. Postal Service’s agreement to sell the Farley Post Office, where the train station will go, expires at the end of the year.

Negotiating with federal agencies is always a pleasant experience; renegotiating even more so.

-Matthew Schuerman