We thought the new weekend edition of The Wall Street Journal was supposed to be devoted to stories about killing your date with stiletto heels, but Saturday’s issue mopped up a bit after Crain’s bombshell last week reporting Madison Square Garden’s pending move. A memorandum of understanding was indeed signed, but it was nonbinding, Read More
The Farley post-office building today.
Crain’s is reporting that the Dolans have finally agreed to rebuild the jinxy Madison Square Garden one block west, on Ninth Avenue, as part of the renovation of the Farley post-office building. They’re sourcing it anonymously.
A new office tower would go up above Penn Station Read More
In this morning’s round-up of Observer stories, I left out Matt Schuerman’s piece on the strange, grim politics of Proposition 2, a transportation bond issue.
In general, the two big propositions are both hugely important and very hard to cover, as they’re fought out on the margins of people’s consciousness. The process, though, doesn’t Read More
A reader with an eye on the media-buying world writes that Virginia hasn’t bought any broadcast television slots, but is spending $25,000 on Time Warner for today and tomorrow, and supposedly going on Cablevision next week.
“All signs point to a campaign living hand-to-mouth.” Read More
It’s traditional for Mayors to take credit for the success of local sports teams; and since they take credit or blame for the economy, over which they have only slightly more control, it’s probably fair.
Anyway, Mike Bloomberg’s apparent help in signing Al Leiter was a typical case.
But one reader notes that, Read More
Crain’s is speculating that Extell’s offer for the MTA rail-yards in Brooklyn will force Forest City Ratner Companies to lower the height of the 17 towers in its plan, one of which is supposed to reach 600 feet.
Meanwhile, The New York Times editorial board tsk-tsks both developers for not Read More
The debate over anti-terrorism measures in the MTA is obviously hampered by the same circumstances that prompt it. How can you point out security flaws in the system without exposing them to would-be terrorists?
That was the problem some Tribeca residents grappled with until they decided to go public about the telecom hotel at Read More
Foes of the Brooklyn Nets arena have had a hard time linking it to the West Side stadium fight or turning it into a West Side-style showdown. After all, the arena is smaller, the project includes lots of sub-market-rate housing, and the dynamic of who in the neighborhood supports it is complicated. (And Read More
On June 17, the Independent Film Channel is planning to open its renovation of the old Waverly Theater in Greenwich Village, configured as a three-theater film complex, complete with a restaurant and bar and post-production editing suites. The renovation reportedly cost $8 million to complete.
It’s just the latest trick the Sixth Avenue beauty is Read More
Competition is supposed to make everything cheaper, but lately it’s been making the West Side a whole lot more expensive-especially for the New York Jets.
Just a couple of months ago, the football franchise was willing to put up $100 million to lease the 13 acres on which it would build a stadium. Now, to Read More