Signs of the All-Star Game are already popping up around the neighborhood.
“Those billboards in the subway stations are huge,” Javier said. “Maybe the extra advertising dough will help keep the trains running this summer.”
The guys gathered around Juan Carlos’s coffee cart laughed.
“I’m sorry,” he said. “I almost forgot where I was.”
This is the South Bronx where the carpetbaggers roll in and the money rolls out. It’s always been that way around here and in every other poor neighborhood in this country.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will continue to raise fares, cut service and allow our infrastructure to crumble. That’s business as usual for them.
Major League Baseball – a $6.075-billion-dollar industry – is estimating record profits from this All-Star Game. Those profits will flow from the Bronx and into the pockets of 30 of the richest men in the world. That’s business as usual for them, too.
The signs are up. The carpetbaggers are in. And the money will roll out. That’s the way it always goes in this neighborhood.