The Times says that Mayor Bloomberg is looking for a larger role in downtown development. Too little, too late? Or is it just election-year campaigning?
Chelsea Piers jefe maximo, George Bush friend and “Pioneer” Roland Betts has quit the board of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.
Shopping and rememberin’. Read More
Federico Pignatelli, C.E.O. of Pier 59 Studios, which is part of the Chelsea Piers complex, showed up at Community Board 4′s meeting last night to appeal for help from the board to prevent what he says is a dire situation at the popular sports and entertainment complex.
According to Mr. Pignatelli, the foundation of Chelsea Read More
The Times explores Chelsea Piers co-founder Roland Betts’ fight with neighbors over a proposed golf course–in northwestern Connecticut. Along with charges that it will bring in undesirables (memberships would cost $150,000), blue-collar locals say the course’s irrigation needs will deplete the water table.
Instead of looking down, opponents should look up. Read More
The WNYC radio version of the story also reported here and in the Voice is now online, and it’s very tough on Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff.
WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein has an uncanny ability to elicit damning quotes. Here’s one from Roland Betts, Bush pal, Chelsea Piers mogul, all around macher: Read More