Tuesday, November 28, 2006

They're Here

When MacDonald's rejected meat as substandard, it was redirected and used for years in school lunches. Mayor Bloomberg, in yet another canny moment of sheer pragmatism, has decided to take "brownfields," clean them up as best he can, and use them for new schools.

What's a brownfield? According to the EPA:

With certain legal exclusions and additions, the term `brownfield site' means real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.

Where do I sign up? That sounds like precisely where I want my kid to go to school. It's a good thing the mayor is closing schools and building condos in former school buildings so that NYC's 1.1 million public schoolchildren can have such unique opportunities.

What's next? Ancient burial grounds? Haunted houses? The Neverland Ranch?

Thanks to Patrick
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