Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Ed Koch Interview About Westway

Interesting 2011 video interview of former N.Y. City Mayor Ed Koch about the aborted Westway highway project.

Koch did NOT oppose Westway on philosophical grounds, and wanted something for the people of New York City that they wanted -- freezing MTA fares for 4 years. Koch extracted that as a promise from New York Governor Hugh Carey, who reneged on it nonetheless in 1979, helping undermine support for Westway.

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