Sunday, March 29, 2009

Why the New York Times needs to cover the Gehry story

Architect Frank Gehry's doubts about the Atlantic Yards project, which surfaced last week, generated widespread coverage, including in the New York Daily News and New York Post, and some creative backpedaling from Nets CEO Brett Yormark.

The New York Times ignored it. However, as DDDB reminds us, only a little more than a year ago, on 3/21/08, Forest City Ratner CEO Bruce Ratner "did say he was confident about starting construction on a $950 million basketball arena for the Nets by the end of the year."

That didn't happen. And now Yormark is promising construction this year. But there are a number of variables, and all predictions should be taken with a grain of salt. So the Times should be asking questions, rather than reprinting Bloomberg News stories based on Yormarkisms.


  1. hello there..

    the times just laid off what percent of their staff? watching you(and others) going after them when they were not in full retreat was quite amusing. now it looks like you have caught the fly and are pulling off its wings. really disturbing, but i cant stop watching.

  2. The Times can no longer claim to be the US's paper of record.