That's priceless!: Forest City Ratner impersonating the government yet again . . . I guess it just gets to be a habit with some people. See also: Thursday, June 16, 2011, Sovereign Immunity, Reconfiguration of Brooklyn’s Traffic And The Peculiar Verisimilitude of Government Functions When Forest City Ratner Takes Over.
Forest City Ratner is now in the process of removing the Yonkers meters for which they apparently had absolutely no authority (or that were at very best of “questionable legality”).
Forest City representatives assured Yonkers City Council committee members that it was legal to have the meters, according to a video of the meeting The Journal News reviewed. The Ratner behavioral assumption that everything public, including all the streets around can be treated as the Ratner company’s private property is pretty much the way things are unfolding with the “Barclays” arena “black car” congestion problem that is likely to be solved by dedicating Brooklynite parking space as waiting areas for the private arena.
|Above, the green shows where within the 30+ acre Forest City Ratner mega-monopoly (outlined) once-public streets, avenues and sidewalks are now privately owned by Ratner, subject to Ratner rules|