Ford eventually came around...

Ford eventually came around with the loan guarantees necessary to let the city borrow again, but only after intense pressure from Congress and European governments — and after his chief of staff’s assistant, an ambitious young draft dodger named Dick Cheney, made the city agree to end free tuition at the City University system — something it had provided through war, recession, and municipal malfeasance since 1847.
—Absolutely wow’d to read about Dick Cheney’s role in The Near-Death of Grand Central Terminal, by Kevin Baker from Harper’s Magazine

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