Thursday, April 16, 2015

Journalism, or advertising? 550 Vanderbilt gets hype in Daily News, Post

There's a famous (if murky) quote that states "News Is What Somebody Does Not Want You To Print. All the Rest Is Advertising."

Sometimes the advertising is more blatant. 

Consider excerpts from two real estate feature articles just published by the tabloids, which hype the coming Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park tower at 550 Vanderbilt, and the northwest corner of Dean Street and Vanderbilt Avenue.

(They of course ignore the skewed renderings I pointed out in the GIF reproduced at right, in which the three-story brick building directly south on Vanderbilt is stretched out so as to diminish the scale of the tower across the street. Note especially the width of the windows.)

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