Thursday, November 17, 2011

A departure at Empire State Development: former Atlantic Yards overseer (and booster in China) Peter Davidson

From today's Crain's Insider:
MOVING OVER: Empire State Development Corp. Executive Director Peter Davidson joins the Port Authority Monday. He will initially focus on economic development and energy policy.
Davidson, I noted earlier this month, had long had Atlantic Yards in his portfolio, overseeing Project Director Arana Hankin. Now new Chief of Staff Justin Ginsburgh has overall responsibility for Atlantic Yards.

Last year, in a trip to China to boost Forest City Ratner's Atlantic Yards project among potential investors, Davidson claimed, incredibly, that it would "be the largest job-creating project in New York City in the last 20 years”?

Cuts at the Voice

Crain's also takes note of the layoff of the Village Voice's latest metro columnist, Harry Siegel, who was supposed to replace the veterans Tom Robbins and Wayne Barrett. So goes the world of budget cuts in journalism.

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