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Here we are, in New York, literally up to our shins with parks, and what does the mayor propose? More parks. one of course would argue that the transformation of Broadway will relieve the city of some car congestion and blah blah, but you know ... this is New York. Like Bob Moses once said, this is a great city, and there arew other cities. if they want funny trees and pike paths let them go to the Rockies, or even better, Boston. New York has traditonally survived by the ingenuity not of its commissioners, with the exception of DeWitt Clinton perhaps, but that of its people as they engage in their day-to-day process of making money. how will this touristy promenade of trees, gravel, fake sand and brick pavements going to build on this rule? and if it does not, what kind of a city will it create? Will this be the turn of New York into the pretty world of New Urbanism? of just a heavily polluted version of Disneyworld?