City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden is expected to leave office when a new mayor is inaugurated next year. According to Crain’s New York Business, among those considered likely candidates to succeed her is Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer. The Crain’s article notes:
Ms. Myer has received accolades for her work on Brooklyn Bridge Park, but has run afoul of the unions for using non-union labor to build there. “Although that’s incredibly flattering, I’m really focused on finishing Brooklyn Bridge Park,” Ms. Myer said, when asked about the position. “I have a very full plate.”
That’s not exactly a blanket refusal. Others considered possibilities for the post include architect and Columbia professor Vishaan Chakrabarti, Planning Commission member and former community board chair Anna Levin, real estate lawyer Ed Wallace, and former City Council Land Use Committee chair Melinda Katz (but only if she loses the election for Queens Borough President).
Photo: Brooklyn Daily Eagle.