The bigger news is coming shortly.
"All-affordable buildings" with no low-income units
Is new subway entrance to arena block worth $50 million (as MTA claimed)?
Did the city give Forest City Ratner $31 million more for arena land? Yes
The payments to bond counsel and underwriting counsel
Did Forest City Ratner have the power to sell naming rights three years ago?
FCR must reinforce subway supports on its own dime, but what's the cost?
More details on the arena block, thanks to new schematics
At the ESDC offices
Documents were made available only in hard copy, and in ten large binders. Jonathan Barkey, who accompanied me, shot a brief piece of video.
You can see a bit of Erin Durkin, a reporter for the New York Daily News, across the table--she was the only other press person to show up on the first day of document availability.
We were quietly supervised by a series of ESDC staffers who sat in the room to ensure, perhaps, that we didn't take any of the pages home.
The ESDC was willing to copy about 20 pages then and there, but said it could take a week to get larger quantities of documents. Barkey brought a camera and created some scans on-site, thus saving me time and money.