Goldman village

N. R. Kleinfield, reporting for the New York Times:

When Goldman Sachs, the potent financial services firm, opened its new 43-story, $2.1 billion steel-and-glass headquarters on a former parking lot at 200 West Street in October 2009, it was an area sorely in need of more shops and restaurants. So Goldman, helped along by $1.65 billion worth of tax-exempt Liberty Bonds and an additional $115 million in tax sweeteners, simply created its own.

They’ve turned their corner of Battery Park City into a modern-day company town. Few firms have the cash to do that these days. Why am I not surprised that, despite the economic meltdown, Goldman is one of them.

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