Monday, July 28, 2008

AY is a project, not a place (again)

From today's New York Post, in an article headlined LANDMARKS BLOOMBLITZ:
The proposed historic designation for Prospect Heights would cover a neighborhood bordering the megadevelopment at Atlantic Yards. Similarly, the West Chelsea district abuts the massive Hudson Yards project.


No, Atlantic Yards is a project, not a place. And nearly all of the project would be in Prospect Heights.

Nor would the historic district border Atlantic Yards in a bookend manner; rather, the top finger would on two sides border the AY footprint. In other words, they're part of the same neighborhood.

The Hudson Yards map, while not a pure rectangle, includes whole blocks, not partial blocks, as with AY.

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