Monday, January 01, 2007

Daily News's Top Ten NYC stories: Page Six shakedown but not AY

The Daily News's list of Top Ten New York City stories of 2006, published yesterday, is heavy on crime and scandal:
--the heat wave and blackout in Queens
--the lingering health effects facing first responders at Ground Zero
--Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle's tragic flight into a Manhattan skyscraper
--the campaign of Sen. Hillary Clinton and Jeanine Pirro's bid for attorney general --Alan Hevesi's resignation as State Comptroller after admitting he used a state employee as a chauffeur for his ailing wife
--the scandal at the New York Post's Page Six, after contributor Jared Paul Stern was accused of shaking down a source
--the accusation by Brooke Astor's grandson that her son was neglecting her and taking her money
--the murder of Imette St. Guillen, apparently at the hands of a bouncer
--the killing of young Nixzmary Brown, apparently at the hands of her parents
--the shooting of groom-to-be Sean Bell by plainclothes cops.

Missing were several big stories about development, from the sale of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village to the state approval of Atlantic Yards. Are those just business stories, or do they have an important impact on people's lives?

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