A Little Help from Friends and Other News

The Daily News continues to pillory 9/11 aid, this time skewering grants that went to projects that were being funded through private means beforehand. Top target: the Alliance for Downtown New York, which received $5.4 million for projects.

Brooklyn Beep and Ratner Booster Marty Markowitz says that the proposed Atlantic Yards arena could produce more traffic than does Madison Square Garden.

A chicken in every pot, an Equinox in every Related building.

The Sun has an appreciation of the new Brooklyn court building entitled “Why Brooklyn Looks Like Buffalo.” This is meant to be a compliment.

And finally, or not finalized yet: a deal to build a platform over the M.T.A.’s “eastern rail yards” on the West Side, in which the city and transit agency would split the profit from selling development rights.

-Matthew Schuerman A Little Help from Friends and Other News