From a NY Times article about the state's problems with the city's controversial, $3 billion Willets Point redeveopment plans: "Michael Bergmann, a structural engineer for the State Department of Transportation who was part of the team reviewing the city’s application, wrote to the department’s regional director and other colleagues on Dec. 28: 'Unless the preparers of this report start accepting the idea that it is seriously flawed, we are going nowhere.'; About a month later, after pointing out a mistake in a document that put the development’s completion date as 2107 instead of 2017, Peter King, a project manager for the state, wrote to a colleague, 'Perhaps that reference to 2107 may have been closer to the truth than anyone realizes.'"
State Gets Bitchy About City's Willets Point Plans
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"It puts more of a burden on New York — puts more of a burden on 49 other states."
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