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:
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It’s an old trick of the trade to release bad news late on a Friday.
How about awkward and embarrassing news like the resignation of someone who had been publicly upbraided by her patrons?
That would be Gretchen Dykstra, who announced her departure from the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation just now, after Read More
Gretchen Dykstra, president of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, goes on a 15-city tour today to “help engage individuals, businesses and communities,” even though the foundation has called off fundraising.
Gretchen Dykstra, president of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, which is raising money and overseeing construction there, has some questions about Mayor Bloomberg’s statement today that $500 million should be enough for the memorial. Here’s her statement:
The foundation is delighted that conversations are happening between the Mayor and the Governors of New Read More
Back in the heady days of 2003, no one seemed to want to talk about how much the World Trade Center memorial would cost. No one tried to keep costs down, and the amount to be raised privately was a well-kept secret.
People argued over whether to give extra recognition to police officers and firefighters. Read More
The Post quotes two board members (anonymously) for the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, ripping into their president, Gretchen Dykstra, for raising too little money.
“We’re coming up on the fifth anniversary [of 9/11] and where’s the fund-raising campaign? There’s only one fifth anniversary.”
Hey, not a bad idea.