Taxpayers Funded Bronx Golf Course as ‘Gift’ for Donald Trump
City taxpayers built the Ferry Point Park golf course in the Bronx, but Donald Trump gets to put his name on it.
As CBS 2’s Tony Aiello reported, the city on Wednesday celebrated construction of the final hole at the golf course, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others defended the deal that brought it to the park adjacent to the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx.
But critics are furious about the whole situation.
Jack Nicklaus was present for the celebration Wednesday.
“Take a look at that skyline behind you — is that something special?” he said.
The views are magnificent, but so is the price tag. The golf course cost $120 million in tax dollars and counting. Many in nearby public housing developments said the funds should have been reprioritized.
“There’s other things we could spend on — all those dollars, children, handicapped, old folks’ homes,” said Tito Giboyeaux.