Monday, July 25, 2005

Big New York Stories

NOTE: Once a week, or thereabouts, I’ll link to what I think are big New York stories, some which will be obviously big, and others that are big in small but important kind of way.

Rival Bid Tops Ratner's Offer to Develop Brooklyn Site
By Charlie Bagli, New York Times
“Extell, an upstart developer active in Manhattan, has fashioned a proposal intended to curry favor with local residents and others who view Mr. Ratner's proposal as an oversize and heavily subsidized intrusion on a quiet, low-scale neighborhood.”

With Many Modifications, Penn Station Project Is 'Go'
By David Dunlap, New York Times
“Important details of the latest Farley project - formally Moynihan Station, after Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan… - have been changed by the new developers and their architectural team.”

Land Deal Will Restrict Development in Watershed
By Anthony DePalma, New York Times
“The Croton watershed is the smallest of the city's three reservoir systems, but it is under the greatest threat from development and pollution. The heavily wooded 654-acre parcel, known as the Angle Fly Preserve, is the largest privately held piece of property in Westchester County.”

Bury That Lede

NOTE: To accompany Big New York Stories, I will sometimes include one in which the most important/interesting fact seems to be buried, a gentle bitch-slap to the media.

Too Tall in Park Slope
By Tom Robbins, Village Voice
Tenth ‘graph: “’It was a mistake,’ said [building dept.] agency spokeswoman Jennifer Givner regarding the 15th Street site [permit]. ‘It should not have been issued in the first place.’ She said a stop-work order had been issued for the site.”