The council members who expressed support for Gateway need to be tougher in asserting the legitimate needs of the neighborhood and local businesses. As anyone who has ever been in negotiations knows, whenever you are too eager you make it more difficult to iron out the best deal for your folks. Related sees the eagerness and knows it doesn’t have to give up all that much to insure the continued support for the Bronx Terminal Market redevelopment.
The Bronx delegation, led by local council and state reps from the Southwest Bronx, need to bring together a community coalition to negotiate a CBA with Related. Time is running our for the local neighborhoods.