Sunday, June 8, 2008

Funny Crowd at Ratner's 'Brooklyn Day' Rally

The Daily News and the Brooklyn Eagle shed some light on those who attended the pro-Atlantic Yards/Ratner rally held at Brooklyn Borough Hall plaza Thursday:

1. Youth basketball groups who came because Bruce Ratner sponsors their tournaments.
2. Area workers who came for the free sandwiches.
3. Kids, off from school Thursday, who came for the free key chains and autographs of former Nets.
4. Unions who came because Ratner has promised to hire organized labor.
5. Seniors from senior centers, who were told it was a party for Brooklyn Day.

Headliner Rev. Al Sharpton couldn't make it. He was “stuck in Detroit," according to the Observer.

From the Daily News and the Brooklyn Eagle.

Photo by MK Metz

2 comments:

queenoftheclick said...

Shame on them for spending our tax payer dollars for the balloon arch and a politicians lunch.

Shame on them for trying to fool people into thinking that Brooklynites are happy about Ratnerville being formed here in Brooklyn.

Finally, shame on Marty Markowitz for dragging Brooklyn and all of those families in Downtown Brookyn through this mess. We will all be living with this mess for years to come. Markowitz should have been there for the people of Brooklyn; instead he stood back and gave away Brooklyn. I bet he is just looking for a position in Ratner's company after his term is over. I know he won't be elected mayor next year.

This whole event was such a sham. I'm glad you posted it here.

Anonymous said...

Marty Markowitz for dragging Brooklyn and all of those families in Downtown Brookyn through this mess........ very super........

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