Not content to sit back and absorb the adulation of the rank-and-file in Buffalo, Eliot Spitzer is using his time at the convention to lob rhetorical grenades at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, which he called “an abject failure.”
NY1 has a clip of him here, and will air a fuller interview tonight.
Oh, what joys they have to look forward to! Governor Pataki is reappointing Kevin Rampe to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, this time as chairman (he was the president for two years until last spring), while builder Frank Sciame has been put in charge of a “Memorial and Master Plan Design Committee” and is Read More
The 84-year-old John Whitehead, a World War II veteran and former Goldman Sachs head, resigned as chairman of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.
“Four-and-a-half years is a long time for a supposedly retired person of advanced age and I hope to have more advanced age to Read More
Turns out, according to The Post, fundraising for the World Trade Center Memorial was suspended last week. The vote on Monday was merely to continue that suspension.
The Daily News gives the memorial a full body slam, with a five-point take-down (blaming the foundation and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation), Read More
What’s funny about the debate over the World Trade Center Memorial’s cost and fundraising is that only one of them can be a problem. If the cost can be limited to $500 million, as Bloomberg wants, then it is almost paid for: there is already $480 million in private and public funds received or pledged, Read More
“Guess what? The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation just gave away $28 million to all sorts of groovy cultural groups downtown. They are really going to make that neighborhood exciting.”
“Oh, yeah. Let me guess. Was the Tribeca Film Institute one of them?”
“Uh, yeah. How’d you know?”
“Well, Read More
Tribeca residents don’t shop for food. They get Hermes and BMW instead. (Metro) Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to spend $19.5 million on six parks and public spaces in Lower Manhattan, including the lot bordered by Canal, Varick and Laight Streets. Oh, and frozen weeds. Read More
Can you really pronounce this?
Alice M. Greenwald
It’s Alice Greenwald, who presently is the Associate Museum Director for Museum Programs for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington:
The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, in cooperation with the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), today announced that Alice M. Greenwald will become the Director of the WTC Read More
Robert Douglass, chairman of the Alliance for Downtown New York, the city’s largest business improvement district, gets the final vacant seat on the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, Governor Pataki announced today.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pre-election grumblings about Larry Silverstein didn’t get him very far. So, on Nov. 16, he took a cue from Governor George Pataki, who had taught him a thing or two about making major announcements single-handedly.
This time around, it was the Mayor who issued a unilateral press release at 4:30 on Read More