Here's a version almost short enough for Twitter:
Why do the state and city proclaim public benefits based on old fiscal data, but renegotiate with Forest City Ratner based on changing economic conditions?
From ten tracks to nine, and then seven
Also, today NLG did the math and pointed out that the Vanderbilt Yard [corrected] not long ago had ten tracks; the plan as agreed was to produce an upgraded yard with nine tracks, but the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has compromised with Forest City Ratner and agreed to only seven.
[Updated: While the Vanderbilt Yard once had ten tracks, three were removed before this 3/08 photo by Tracy Collins.]