At the same time that changes to the timeframe of the project were approved, Governor Paterson got in trouble for an unassociated reason. He came to Borough Hall for a televised interview. His poor eyesight may have given me the opportunity: I shoved my way through the crowd and planted myself in his path. We spoke for a minute or two, and afterwards everyone asked me what we talked about. I’m pretty sure the governor understood what I was asking him for, but he said that he didn’t have the power to do anything about it.
Block Party, 2017
James Gallery, Center for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY