I don’t know who this guy is, but my friend Maria posted this on Facebook a minute ago and it blew my mind.
You have to think for yourself. You have to think critically. You have to question the choices being made for you by those people supposedly looking out for your interests and then you need to decide if they are doing what they claim.
Peter and I moved to Brooklyn earlier this year. We moved here for numerous reasons, but one of those reasons was that everything that I considered novel and interesting that was happening in NYC proper was happening there. Brooklyn is the new frontier. Manhattanites are moving here in DROVES, and when I say Manhattanites, I mean most of the people who used to make Manhattan the interesting place it once was.
Now, I am not insane. I know there is a lot to do in Manhattan. It isn’t a wasteland. But it IS becoming more and more like Short Hills, NJ. I love NJ, and I even like Short Hills, but I don’t want to live there. I don’t need a Duane Reade or Chase Bank on every corner. I don’t want to see Gaps and Pinkberries and Chipotles everywhere. I don’t need to see tidy newsstands, and I certainly don’t need to pay $4000 a month in MAINTENANCE.
Think about it. What has Bloomberg done for NYC except give corporations and developers a free pass to do whatever they want with very little payback in terms of taxes or infrastructure improvements? Has anyone seen the Barclay Center? It’s probably going to be the biggest clusterfuck ever seen in Brooklyn.