Holding out for his compromise proposal extended this morning, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (or, rather, his appointee) voted against the Moynihan Station project at today’s Public Authorities Control Board meeting. “We thought our alternative provided the critical advantages that we needed and we thought it would be better for a full, safe modern transporation facility,” Silver’s spokesman Skip Carrier said.
The Governor had threatened to nullify the agreement with Related and Vornado and start over again–or, in a way, did Silver just do that?–by bidding out a larger plan to move Madison Square Garden and redo Pennsylvania Station. A statement explaining how far he is willing to go is coming out soon.
Sort of a West Side Stadium, Part II, except this time Pataki, not Bloomberg, is the loser.