Sunday, February 17, 2013

Wall Street Journal's NYIndex ranks Ratner, Jay-Z high in their categories; Jay-Z also is top People's Pick

On 2/10/13, the Wall Street Journal published The NYIndex, "the top-100 people in the Greater New York area who are noteworthy newsmakers," with rankings based on mentions in news, coupled with "correlation to his or her industry's contribution to the gross domestic product" and also "a nominal boost based on their Klout scores, which is a third-party measure of social-media activity."

So it really has more to do with publicity than achievement, which is why, for example, the Trumps are on top. The article on development, in fact, stated:
Arguably, only one Brooklyn developer enjoys celebrity status: Two Trees Management, which created a neighborhood in Dumbo and wants to do so again soon at the Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg.
Sure, Bruce Ratner's no celebrity. But he doesn't want or need to be one to pull the right strings--and why he was still number 4 last week (below) and this week.


People's picks

Below is the chart from last week. Jay-Z has already moved up a notch.


Arts & entertainment

Jay-Z has consistently been fourth in this list.


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