Posts Tagged: Bruce Ratner

Byrne to Run: The (New Jersey!) Nets Exit the Meadowlands

My father has a game he plays with/against other Jersey-born members of his generation that I call "Tales of Jersey." It's easy enough to explain: one participant lobs an example of extravagant political malfeasance towards the other participant, who responds in kind. They then exchange Jersey-related corruption baroqueries until the food arrives or the cab ride is over or whatever. I've seen this go on for some time, the volleys escalating from the mundane to the frankly expressionistic. Or, if you want examples, my father offers a tunnel connecting a Jersey City mob bagman's basement with that of a local ward boss and the cab driver returns an entire [...]