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December 31, 2006

Forest City Ratner and the Courier-Life chain: payback time?


Atlantic Yards Report explains why Brooklyn Papers got a stocking full of coal for Christmas from Forest City Ratner:

The two weekly chain newspapers in Brooklyn have distinct identities. The broadsheet Brooklyn Papers, family-owned, is based in DUMBO and focuses on the neighborhoods of Brownstone Brooklyn. The tabloid Courier-Life chain, based in Sheepshead Bay, is a major supporter of the Chamber of Commerce (its publisher chairs the group, and the chain publishes the Chamber's newspaper) and was recently purchased by the New York Post.
In this week's issues of the Courier-Life, we get an advertisement from the developer, labeled "Thank You New York." That's a bit odd, given that the project web site, which presumably reaches a broader constituency, banners "Thank You Brooklyn."

There's no ad in the Brooklyn Papers this week. But there is that revealing interview with Borough President Marty Markowitz.


Posted by amy at December 31, 2006 10:52 AM