Both destroyed hundreds of downtown businesses for no good reason. Now that the MTA has abandoned its gazillion dollar transit hub boondoggle, some of the business owners who saw their livelihoods needlessly ruined for the sake of some bureaucrat’s petty scheme are rightfully pissed:
Mirza Mamur closed his art gallery, endured 10 months of unemployment, took out loans to make ends meet and then struggled to re-establish his business at a new location.
He was one of more than 140 business owners displaced by plans for the Fulton Street transit hub in lower Manhattan. Now, after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced it was again scaling back the project – and scrapping its centerpiece, a 110-foot-tall, steel-and-glass-domed entranceway – Mamur is asking if he was needlessly pushed out.
No need to ask, Mirza. You were.