Monday, February 11, 2008

Brooklyn's Aquarium Coup D'├ętat Sleeps with Fishes

Call it one of the most short-lived coup attempts in Brooklyn history. "A plan floated Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz for the city to take control of the New York Aquarium is dead in the water," Jotham Sederstrom reports in today's Daily News. On Thursday night, during his "State of the Borough" report, Borough President Marty Markowitz proposed that a Board of Directors people by Brooklynites take control of the New York Aquarium from the Wildlife Conservation Society, which runs the Bronx Zoo, among other things. Now:
...a source familiar with the issue said the idea has sunk. "It's not something we're considering," said a city source. Markowitz praised the Wildlife Conservation Society but said the Bronx-based nonprofit organization had its hands full with the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo and the Prospect Park Zoo.
We'd have paid good money to see the email flow and listen in on the phone conversations trying to put down the Brooklyn Nemo Coup quickly.

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