Real post later, but I this is too, shall we say, interesting to not pass along:

Did a Brooklyn bishop’s changing stance on preserving Ridgewood Reservoir (from pro to anti) have any relationship to a sweetheart real estate deal he was involved in with the city?

(And why does the city want to pour money into a literal hole, filling in the reservoir basins to create ballfields when nearby ballfields are already underused and ill-maintained because, hey, the city’s short on funds?)