Yesterday Queens Borough President Helen Marshall moved forward with a plan for a $20 million glass atrium for the rear courtyard of Queens Borough Hall. Her office says that it will provide space for meetings and community programs and alleviate lines of couples waiting to get married in the building's cramped wedding office. Naturally, some people are not thrilled with this, specifically on the same day that the mayor announced 23,000 possible job cuts in his doomsday budget. Political analyst Doug Muzzio told the Post, "It becomes one of those glass houses that people will throw stones at. Is this the best use of public money in terms of job generation? The answer is undoubtedly no." The paper also points out that the recent renovation of the Manhattan Marriage Bureau that just was unveiled only cost $12.5 million.
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