Chris Owens Returns


Mixed into crowd of protesters asking lawmakers to delay a vote on the the Atlantic Yards project was former Congressional candidate (and possible borough presidential candidate) Chris Owens.

While a number of speakers at the demonstration focused on the narrow issue of whether approval from the Public Authorities Control Board could take place before the new gubernatorial administration takes office, others, like Owens, also questioned the project’s finances.

“Show us the money,” Owens he chanted.

It’ll be interesting to see if the anti-Atlantic Yards base that made Owens a player in the congressional race can also make him a credible candidate in a borough-wide race.

— Azi Paybarah Chris Owens Returns