Friday, February 08, 2008

Coney Island #1: Brooklyn to Stage Coup d'Etat at Aquarium?

Among the highlights of Borough President Marty Markowitz's State of the Borough speech last night was a suggestion that the city cancel a that puts the New York Aquarium in Coney Island under the Wildlife Conservation Society, which runs the Bronx Zoo. Mr. Markowitz basically suggested the institution is getting a raw deal in terms of budget and attention from the Society. He said he is working with the Mayor’s office to "consider the possibility of a Brooklyn-based board of directors to take control" of the New York Aquarium. “While I applaud the Society’s work with zoos,” he said, “this aquarium needs a whale-size investment—not a budget the size of a guppy.” He said that "the aquarium remains a perennial after-thought for funding and programming." The status of the Aquarium's desperately needed--and much publicized--makeover is unclear.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Use the Martytron Formula to analyze anything Marty Markowitz says:

It's very easy.

Marty's Statement = -(Reality)

Therefore, using the Martytron we can see that the Aquarium is very lucky to have WCS running it and if taken over by the city, we will soon see it in danger of closing, which is exactly what almost happened to the zoos when the city ran them.

7:17 PM  

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