Bruce Ratner: Scumbag Liar

I read in the Carroll Gardens Courier that Ratner is continuing his dishonest takeover of the Brooklyn community in Atlantic Yards.

After securing a corrupt deal with the MTA where he will be allowed to buy part of their land he said of the site this week:

“….it is about affordable housing and public space. It is about jobs and opportunity. It is about creating new community in the heart of a thriving borough.”

Lies, lies, lies. It is about his profit. Period. Bruce Ratner is the antithesis of green building and the concept of Build It Forward.

He says the area will be used for sports, conventions, meeting, concerts etc. Anything where you need to put a large group of people together for a couple hours.

So how is the community around Javitz Center? A bunch of desolate concrete roads.

What about the area around Madison Square Garden? Cheap pizzerias and tourists.

Everyone knows that an area built to hold tens of thousands of people will be a crowded mob scene a tiny fraction of the time and a barren wasteland of empty spaces and trash the rest of the time.

He knows this. He is lying through his teeth when he says otherwise.

Jobs? What jobs? Hot dog vending. Valet parking? The only jobs will be for his friends who build the piece of crap. And it will be built like a piece of crap. It will fit right in with Atlantic Center building.

The one small redeeming factor was that at the very least the buildings were going to be architecturally nice. But in classic bait and switch style he fired the starchitect and replaced him with some bozzo who specialized in classic Atlantic Center strip mall architecture that will look old and tired immediately.

Ratner you are a scumbag and do not deserve to me influencing our cultural geography. You lack the integrity, leadership and understanding of how Brooklyn works.

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4 comments to “Bruce Ratner: Scumbag Liar”

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  1. jon - July 11, 2009 at 8:15 am


  2. Gennaro Brooks-Church - July 9, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Bobbo it seems somebody tagged my rant and approves:
    It is only a world of nobodies if you don’t speak up. Ratner types certainly won’t stop to ask your opinion. They don’t care until you make the voices so loud that they have no choice but to listen.

  3. Gennaro Brooks-Church - July 9, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Who says I’m wearing anything? Our company ethos is complete transparency. We like to let it all hang out…..hold on I’m scratching……so satisfying……

    Anyway, IMO Ratner is still a scumbag liar.

    Please tell me your point of view. I’m interested.

  4. Bobbo - July 8, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Wow…there can be no disagreement on any issue in the blogosphere. Men in bathrobes hold the only truth and those who disagree must be personally vilified.

    What a world of nobodies.

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