So we got a copy of Port Authority Executive Director Ken Ringler’s letter that Bill Thompson found so “inappropriate and offensive.” Was it maybe Ringler suggesting that Thompson was “suffering from serious misinformation with regard to the Port Authority’s financial commitment to Ground Zero” which set the City Comptroller off?
The whole thing, Read More
Our commercial real estate reporter Matthew Schuerman passes on this little observation:
It makes sense that Bill Batson would get a lot of backing from opponents of the Atlantic Yards development. (He’s been one of the project’s most outspoken critics during his run for a seat in the assembly.)
As it turns out, about Read More
Jason Horowitz asks if this is the beginning of the end of Rudy’s bubble.
Anna Schneider-Mayerson reports that Karl Rove learned via blackberry that he would not be charged with a crime.
Matthew Schuerman reports on the courting of the 2008 Democratic convention.
In Opinions, Joe Conason, Niall Stanage Read More
Already tired of Le Cirque coverage, you say? Well, there is a lot more than just the red carpet sightings here! Tom McGeveran and Michael Calderone head up to One Beacon Court’s 55th floor penthouse, marvel at the technocratic wonderland of Bloomberg LP headquarters, and head downstairs to a couple Le Cirque opening parties. Read More
Over on The Real Estate, Matthew Schuerman posts about Eliot Spitzer’s transportation agenda, unveiled this morning at a Regional Plan Association conference. Read More
The Post editorial page today objects to Bloomberg’s no-holds-barred endorsement of eminent domain.
Does this mean that the Post will get more involved in the imminent eminent domain battles at Atlantic Yards and Columbia University?
Bloomberg is quite right about the good that can come from restrained use of eminent domain. Read More
The Port Authority board just approved the deal with Larry Silverstein over in the agency’s Park Avenue South headquarters. The developer signed the “framework agreement” this morning. For the most part, it sounds like the Port Authority accepted Silverstein’s last minute amendments, although the agreement still will not close until September.
Chairman Anthony Read More
Reuters is reporting that Larry Silverstein has just accepted an offer to allow the Port Authority to build the Freedom Tower instead of him.
According to Reuters, the implication is that ground could be broken on the Tower in days or weeks.
We’ve got Matthew Schuerman down there now, where Larry made the Read More
This flyer was found in mailboxes in parts of the Crown Heights zip code where Easter bonnets were much more prevalent than peyes.
Our real-estate reporter, Matthew Schuerman, received one:
Trouble is, this flyer landed in a building in the western half of Crown Heights, which is full of African-American and Caribbean-American churchgoers.
Well, Read More
Race, Class Pervade Mall Talk
To the Editor:
Thanks so much for that terrific article on the Fulton Street Mall [“Beloved Fulton Mall Fights for Existence vs. Boerum-geoisie,” Matthew Schuerman, Feb. 20]. Mr. Schuerman laid out the issues really well.
I like things the way they are. When I was a kid in the 1960’s, Read More