Deep Thought: “American Dream” or “What’s In A Name?” Edition

There’s something sad and poetic in the transformation of Xanadu to its new identity as American Dream at The Meadowlands. It’s in the turn of that phrase – “American Dream.”

Because the “American Dream” I grew up knowing cannot and should not be associated solely or in any official way with the type of mega-capitalism this facility will embody. The “American Dream” I know has more to do with equality and opportunity, and less to do with building a retail temple where locals and tourists alike may gorge themselves on all of the denim-coated Cinnabons America has to offer.

Of course, I’ll be glad to have a year-round artificial Hawaii within a quick drive.  

Comments (2)

  1. Rosi Efthim

    … all the denim-coated Cinnabons America has to offer …


  2. Senator Loretta Weinberg

    How about the Governor giving the legislature (specially those of us from Bergen County) and the residents we represent some details about this “agreement”? What are we getting for the additional $200 million of tax breaks given to the new developer. Glad to see the big ugly hulk will be getting new life, but it shouldn’t be done in secret.  Come on Gov., give us all the details.


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