"It's an astonishing moment, and a clarifying one--one of the most successful businessmen in the world, and certainly the most successful executive-cum-politician in American life, the leader of a city so important that its police force is bigger than the armies of most countries, expressing something close to envy for one of the most ruthlessly planned economies in the world, a system that still treats its people as disposable bits of an immense machine, where the government doesn't get "in the way of everything" because the government is everything."
Monday, January 31, 2011
Master of the House-But Not the Best Innkeeper in Town
There is a brewing controversy over the future of Tavern on the Green-with Donald Trump and the restaurant union, Local 6, believing that they can save the famed eatery; while NYC's famous inn keeper, Mike Bloomberg, is skeptical. The NY Post has the story: "Tavern on the Gone? Mayor Bloomberg raised that possibility yesterday, when he said that the shuttered Tavern on the Green restaurant in Central Park might never reopen -- at least not in the splashy form that made it famous to generations of wedding and bar-mitzvah celebrants. "Tavern on the Green at the moment doesn't exist," the mayor declared on his weekly radio show. "Whether it'll ever come back, I don't know."
Posted by Neighborhood Retail Alliance at 5:00 AM