Was FCR really "bilked" by indicted Yonkers pols (and shouldn't an unwitting Brooklyn Standard contributor be careful writing in the NYT about FCR)?
By the way, the Times contributor who wrote the article, Nate Schweber, was a prominent, though unwitting, contributor to Forest City Ratner's Brooklyn Standard Fall 2005 "publication," with his name attached to two articles that he didn't write (as well as two others that he did write, at least in some form).
The Brooklyn Standard's publisher promised a retraction, in the next issue, but there was no next issue. The Fall 2005 issue was never posted on the web. Schweber was assigned the articles before the Brooklyn Standard came out and was led to believe it was a legitimate publication.
So Schweber and his editors ought to be especially sensitive to the need for careful coverage of Forest City Ratner and Atlantic Yards, including taking "Developer No. 2" at its word that it's not a target without confirming that statement with prosecutors (who won't comment).