Over the course of a weekday, Zuccotti Park plays many different roles. These roles are often impacted by its identity as a privately owned public space.
The city profited immensely from the sale of medallions whose value was predicated on a state-granted monopoly. By giving Uber, Lyft, and others free reign of the streets, the city acted unconscionably toward medallion owners.
When municipalities in the same region compete with each other, public good suffers.