Sunday, April 22, 2007

Malling the Mayor

We just too ka look at the transportation and air quality components of the mayor's magnum opus, PlaNYC. With all of the intricate analysis of various scenarios, there is not a single word about the continues malling of the city through the development of box stores and suburban style shopping centers.

Frankly, we're not surprised. Given the fact that Deputy Dan and his bossom buddy Steve Ross of the Related Companies have been jacking up the car trips in this city for the past five years with auto-dependent malls, it is hardly a surprise to see a plan, touted as an effort in sustainable development, fail to mention this mall phenomenon. Once again, when it comes to self-aggrandizement, these folks are past masters of the art. The fact that they can do in in the middle of all of this grand posturing is a testament to their droit du seignior mindset.