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on the planning board, and they're outraged that I was going to help the Ninth Circle. I said, “What are you talking about?” “Well, there is this article in Michael's Thing/Michael's Thing is a gay publication] in which this entrepreneur is interviewed, and he says, ‘Ed Koch told me if they ever give me any trouble, he's going to be right in there getting me the zoning varience.”' Or words to that effect. I thought I would go through the roof.

I saw him on the street and I said, “Bobby, what the hell are you doing? You're trading on my name. Somehow or other you're going to influence other people not to stand in your way of blocking whatever it is that you think you ought to be getting by threatening them with my name?” I am furious. I mean I am really furious. He couldn't understand my upset, why I should be upset that he would take this position. I guess it depends on whose ox is being gored. From his point of view it was perfectly appropriate that he should use whatever he considered to be a strength, and what difference does it make whether it places me or some other public official in a position that's unfair vis-a-vis us?

That's all I really know about crime in the Village, which is really very little.


Just so in this record these locations are identified, the Limelight was on 7th Avenue.

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