ESDC on Moynihan: [Redacted]

foyememo ESDC on Moynihan: [Redacted]Looks like any updates on the redevelopment of Pennsylvania Station (to be known as Moynihan Station) will have to wait: We just got back a Freedom of Information request we put in to the Empire State Development Corporation for a whole bunch of e-mails between state officials and members of the two Moynihan development companies, Vornado Realty Trust and the Related Companies.

The results: a whole bunch of opaque black marker over text. Other than the occasional “Hey Pat,” “Thanks,” and “Call me on my cell,” the state has deemed that the contents of the e-mails could “impair present or imminent contract awards,” and thus are exempted from the Freedom of Information Law.

Have a look at an example above involving: Patrick Foye, downstate chairman of the ESDC; Vishaan Chakrabarti, president of Moynihan Station Venture; Steve Roth, chairman of Vornado; and Stephen Ross, chairman of Related.