Archive for May 10th, 2005

10th May

First Published in The New York Sun, May 10, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

Last week brought both good news and bad news for Fernando Ferrer. The good news: For the first time since mid-March, another candidate for mayor had a worse week than he did. The bad news: The unlucky candidate is Mayor Bloomberg, and not one of Mr. Ferrer’s Democratic rivals.

The mayor’s problem is the inertia surrounding the renewal of ground zero, the still-empty pit in which Governor Pataki’s political career may already have been buried. Mr. Bloomberg seeks to avoid the same fate. It is certainly lucky for him that the governor selfishly seized so much of the power to redevelop the World Trade Center site for himself during a time when the city administration was changing hands. (more…)