By Carl Campanile and Haley Brown, May 01, 2022
“Councilwoman Gale Brewer, who was then the Manhattan borough president, pushed for the project along with Hunter College president Jennifer Raab — and blamed Cuomo’s team for the debacle.
“What we have is a hole in the ground that sits there for years,” Brewer fumed on Sunday.
“Here is what I care about — we need nurses in this city. CUNY needs that space.”
A spokesman for state budget director Robert Mujica, who also is a trustee on CUNY’s governing board, said in a statement: “CUNY is developing a plan for this project and we look forward to reviewing it at the appropriate time.”
Brewer said the cost of the project has likely escalated by hundreds of millions of dollars because of delays.”