Meeting of the Minds

The pledge card at the Regional Plan Association’s annual benefit dinner Thursday night had a suggestion that was too rich for all but one of the region’s wealthiest real estate moguls.

A $100 donation would get you bagels and coffee at a breakfast when the RPA releases its research report on the tri-state region while $5,000 would fund a grad student internship next spring. The last of the six boxes on the card asked for $10 billion “to build a tunnel under the Hudson” — a subtle nudge to the NYC developer now living in taxpayer-subsidized housing in Washington who is withholding federal funds for the critical Gateway Rail Project.

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