Informed source writes:
One note that might have been sounded on Central Park: it wasn’t simply that Rudy cleaned up crime and reclaimed the park-at-night as a public space, but that he privatized its management. And who is the big bucks behind the Central Park Conservancy? Market “predator” Dick Gilder.
For Gilder’s own take, read this.
(And isn’t “Gilder” a great name for someone dedicated to improving a city’s greatest ornament?)