Gothamist must put our cynical hat on, after hearing that Mayor Bloomberg is siding with the hotel workers union who are opposed to the conversion of the Plaza into mostly condo, but also a tiny hotel and retail stores. While there are 900 jobs at stake, Gothamist wonders if this is an effort of the Mayor to be on the side of the blue collar workers. His rhetoric for supporting the Jets' West Side Stadium heavily emphasizes the construction jobs that would be created and now this.

Could election-year politics be playing a role or is Gothamist just being to cynical?