Rumor has it that the Miram Group, fresh from its inspired campaign work with the Ferrer campaign, has been signed up to promote BJ's in the Bronx. We remember a time when Roberto Ramirez wouldn't have come anywhere near this kind of a project (yes, we must be getting old). At least he gets to join forces with his former chief-of-staff, Jamie Van Bremer, who is spearheading the lobbying effort for YNY.
I guess we should take this all as a supreme compliment. All of these heavy weights are definitely necessary since each of the Speaker candidates has said that the business tactics and practices of a company should be an important consideration in any ULURP application. Nothing these folks can do, however, will make BJ's a more responsible employer.
Update: We received a call from Paul Brickman, BJ's head of real estate development in the New York Metro area, who denied contracting with Miram (a smart move, if true).