The Corner

Bloomberg’s Folly

John, the West Side stadium is, I fear, madness (and the thought that it might serve to attract the loathsome farce that is the Olympics to this fair city only adds insult to injury). Stadiums create few jobs. In fact, there’s considerable evidence to suggest that they dislocate more economic activity than they create. If Bloomberg wants to focus on a neighborhood that needs reconstruction, how about Ground Zero? Since Bloomberg got distracted by the stadium–and numerous Olympics junkets–that project has slipped badly.


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