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Calm as Calm Can Be

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Now they must be going, Bray said. “We have reservations for a sightseeing helicopter.”

When Bloomberg emerged from the train, 25 protesters greeted him on the City Hall steps. They were angry about Bruce Ratner’s plan to build a monstrous apartment-tower and arena complex in the middle of brownstone Brooklyn. “Hands off our homes!” one woman yelled. “There’s a better plan, Mr. Mayor!” a man hollered. Bloomberg didn’t answer. Maybe he was wondering when New York’s number would come up and he’d be confronting a true crisis. For the moment he looked happy to see the demonstrators.

Welcome home. Remain calm. All is well.


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