Sunday, August 12, 2012

Mike Bloomberg aka Robert Moses

The Sexton Plan for NYU represents a new low in "urban decay."

That which Robert Moses was not able to do to Lower Manhattan (demolishing the special social fabric of neighborhoods to construct a cross-borough highway), Christine Quinn will do (demolishing the special social fabric of neighborhoods to let NYU carry out this reckless expansion plan). Jane Jacobs advocated for that special "secret sauce" to successful large cities, whereas Mike Bloomberg, John Sexton, and Christine Quinn call for more indiscriminate zone-busting urban development.

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