Eliot Spitzer may see to it that Charles Gargano finds his way into the private sector sometime soon. But for his part, Gargano doesn’t quite sound ready to cash in on his years in government.
Yesterday, as the Empire Development Corporation released its Final Environmental Impact Study on the Atlantic Yards Project, Gargano told Read More
Gargano: quite peeved
Charles Gargano, the chairman of the Empire State Development Corporation, is sometimes portrayed as a developer’s best friend, but Wednesday morning, in his first extensive comments after the failure of Moynihan Station (and mixed in with much less passionate words about Atlantic Yards), he spat out the word “developer” Read More
Charles Gargano, chairman of the Empire State Development Corporation, was asked some tough questions for tonight’s Channel 13 special on Atlantic Yards, according to a transcript posted on Norman Oder’s blog. In response to one of them–why the public cannot see the financial projections that E.S.D.C. used to calculate the economic impact of Read More
Details, details, details! The Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods, a quasi-opposition group, handed in its response to the draft environmental impact statement for Atlantic Yards. At 229 pages, submitted at about 1 p.m., came in earlier and shorter than imagined. The gist: “The DEIS too often reads like a promotional piece for the project Read More
Everybody’s Happy in the Garden of Eden
The Brooklyn Papers publishes this photo of two fans of Atlantic Yards, state economic chief Charles Gargano and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, standing near one of the proposed development’s celebrity foes, actor Steve Buscemi. The occasion was last week’s unveiling of their “leaves” (well, for Read More
We know guessing when the Ground Zero negotiations will end is a game no one wins, but we couldn’t help noticing the time frame Port Authority Chairman Anthony Coscia mentioned in a press huddle after his meeting today:
“We are very optimistic that in the ensuing weeks that we are going to come to Read More
Larry Silverstein made a new offer to the Port Authority today. No word yet whether this one is “more in the public interest,” as Port Authority Vice Chairman Charles Gargano required it to be before resuming World Trade Center talks.
Charles Gargano’s “greedy” comment is taking on a life of its own. The state economic development chief backed down yesterday on using that language to describe developer Larry Silverstein, saying during a television taping, “Emotions got a little high the other day and I think it’s time to look to see how we can Read More
Charlie Bagli and David Dunlap frontload their analyisis of the bungled talks at Ground Zero with Charles Gargano’s press-conference statement last night:
“We have decided that there will be no continuing of negotiations with Larry Silverstein and his group until they put something on the table that is in the public interest,” Charles A. Read More
At a press conference this morning, Port Authority officials came close to saying that Larry Silverstein was using the Freedom Tower as a trump card in World Trade Center talks.
“Yesterday at 5 o’clock, we had had a long day of discussion,” Kenneth Ringler, the Port Authority’s executive director, said. “We thought we were moving Read More