The dramatic transformation of Manhattan’s far West Side, only two years ago, seemed shiningly imminent.
Mayor Bloomberg had been pushing the grungy, truck-filled area south of the Javits Center hard on the private sector; the city’s biggest developers started planning new hotels and apartment towers; commercial and residential rents seemed on an endless march upward; Read More
The Related Companies has tapped Jay Cross, president of the New York Jets, to lead its $15 billion development over the West Side rail yards, bringing in a driving force behind the failed effort three years ago to build a West Side stadium on the same site.
Mr. Cross is a onetime real estate Read More
At first, setting all these deadlines seemed like a good way to create a sense of urgency around the Stadium. But it’s starting to get silly:
April 12: “Jay Cross…said the stadium would not be ready to open in time for the 2010 Super Bowl unless he ordered 17,000 tons of steel by the Read More
With his New York City convention judged a big success and providing him with a formidable bounce in the polls, wouldn’t it be something if President George W. Bush showed that he had the best interests of New Yorkers at heart by applying pressure to the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission to close the Indian Point Read More
If the New York Jets, a lunch-bucket football team if ever there was one, return to the city of their youth, they will bring with them a more refined sensibility.
In a private dining room at the Four Seasons hotel several weeks ago, a congregation of New York’s best-known restaurateurs and bar owners heard Read More
On the evening of Sept. 20, New York Jets owner Robert Wood Johnson IV brought his newest executive, Jay Cross, to Gracie Mansion for an informal get-together with National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. The meeting was meant to be a quiet preliminary talk about Mr. Johnson’s plans to build a Read More