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Interesting commentary on the “Bloomberg Era”

Here’s Nathan Kensinger’s take on the past 8 years in  Mayor Mike’s New York City… Change is inevitable but how do you feel about the way the city went about transforming itself post 9/11?  Was there too much of a focus on expanding real estate development and retail?  Has the Mayor worked hard enough to diversify a city economy dependent upon financial services (real estate is included in that sector) and tourism (which produces very few high paying jobs)?   Does the creative class still thrive in NYC?  What about the middle class?  Where are they in this situation?  I’m just trying to get a little thoughtful debate going…

Luckily Fort Greene has maintained some of it’s character but the next year will be interesting as 80 Dekalb, Avalon Fort Green, Toren, Forte and Oro bring new people to the area.

  1. February 5, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Bloomberg Era was wonderfully written, wish I’d had the linguistic skills to support some of my arguments for why I so hated having Bloomberg as mayor and tried to convince people to vote against him.

  2. Just
    March 24, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I’m moving out. City to crowded and too Sh**ty. Besides where would everyone go if there was another 9/11…the city is becoming a death trap.

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