Deadline? What Deadline?

The New York Times yesterday and The New York Sun today have suggested that tomorrow’s meeting of the Port Authority board of directors is the new deadline for the state’s Ground Zero negotiations with Larry Silverstein. Sure, if the Port Authority takes over the Freedom Tower, it will want to have voted on the new lease before breaking ground there, and ground is supposed to be broken in April. But Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman told us that board chairman Anthony Coscia could always call an emergency meeting and hold it by conference call in order to approve a deal.

-Matthew Schuerman