I have a great old car, nearly a classic. At one time, it was a shabby rustbucket, but a few years ago I spent some money on it—new paint job, transmission, audio system—and made it into a real head turner. The problem is, these days, I really want a boat. So I’m thinking of converting this vintage automobile into a motorboat. Yeah, a project like this will take some money, and I’m still paying off the credit cards on the paint job, but I really want a boat.
Naturally, once I change my car into a boat, I will need a new car.
And you are thinking, “This guy’s elevator is stuck between floors.”
You’re pointing out it would be cheaper and better to leave the car alone and buy a boat. But that’s not the
For example, here’s Randy Leonard, the City Commissioner who boasts that he represents the little guys on the east side of town. He wants to bring major league soccer to
Both Paulson and Leonard (and most of the rest of the city council) propose to convert
Never mind the merits of the financing scheme (such as whether the ticket tax revenue will pencil out in the next millennium.) Never mind that major league soccer hasn’t been a big draw in most other cities.
Doesn’t transmuting a baseball park into a soccer field seem like changing a car into a boat? Why not leave
Here’s the irony. Leonard wants to build the baseball park in Lents—right at Southeast 92nd and Holgate. Go over there on a weekend, or a nice spring evening, and you’ll see all sorts of people playing guess what? Yup, soccer.
Lents is the crossroads of immigrant life in