Honestly, we haven’t been reading much of The Press lately, ever since the cartoon debacle. But “The 50 Most Loathsome New Yorkers” issue remains a classic.
However, this year’s list is quite different, with an influx of real estate big wigs. Bruce Ratner, Larry Silverstein, David Walentas, Shaya Boymelgreen, and Michael Shvo all make the list. Barbara Corcoran and Steven Roth–who were on last year’s– are spared.
Considering that none of these guy made the list in 2005, why are they now so loathesome in 2006? Perhaps, the ever-changing editorial team at The Press is now filled with more avid Curbed readers, rather than critics of downtown hipster DJs.
– Michael Calderone