An old Superblock article from 2001, as one resident laments all those years of lost tax revenue

I was asked by my Seabythecity unpaid intern to share the following article with you all. It’s an old Newsday piece from 2001 on the superblock.  Here we are 17 years later and the superblock is still a hot topic in Long Beach. Anyway, this is what my unpaid intern told me:

“I was there [in 2001] when Haberman made his presentation. It looked great to me. He was shot down because “he didn’t have hotel experience”?
As you know, Haberman built Sea Point Towers. They are pros. That site would have been generation full taxes more than 15 years if the LB Dems had put LB first.”