Monday, April 10, 2006

Shea it aint so

In a meeting last night, the negotiations between the Queens delegation and the Mets broke off, with the Mets agreeing to contribute $200,000 a year to a youth sports fund but remaining noncommittal on all the other demands which are described by Michael Saul in today’s Daily News. An agreement was reached to hold the bond financing hearing today after City Council Speaker Quinn intervened with a promise to negotiate the other items of the community benefits agreement. The Quinn intervention is unusual only in the sense that all the negotiations with the Yankees were handled by the Bronx delegation and the Bronx county leader. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.