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September 17, 2007

WEDDINGS: Shabnam Merchant, Daniel Goldstein

The NY Times


Shabnam Merchant and Daniel E. Goldstein were married Monday in an outdoor ceremony at the Full Moon Resort in Oliverea, N.Y. The Rev. Glenn of Trees, an interfaith minister, officiated.

The bride and bridegroom are community organizers for Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, an organization that promotes affordable housing and is against the proposed Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn. The bride also serves as the organization's director of fund-raising, and the bridegroom as a spokesman.

The bride, 40, is keeping her name. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College and received a master's degree in engineering from Dartmouth. She is a daughter of Nergis Irani of Dahanu, India, and Buckoo Merchant of Southend-on-Sea, England.

The bridegroom, 37, graduated from Colgate University. He is a son of Lawrence J. Goldstein of Purchase, N.Y., and the late Dorothy L. Goldstein, who lived in New York. He is a stepson of Barbara Goldstein.

The bride's first marriage ended in divorce.

Atlantic Yards Report, The Times errs in the other direction
Nothing, not even a wedding annoucement, escapes the eagle-eyed Norman Oder:

Well, DDDB certainly opposes Atlantic Yards, and it doesn't oppose affordable housing, but the latter--as opposed to "responsible development"--is hardly its raison d'etre. DDDB would not be confused with ACORN or the Fifth Avenue Committee or the Pratt Area Community Council, affordable housing organizations on different sides of the Atlantic Yards fight.

As for "proposed Atlantic Yards," the Times has used the term six times since the project was approved last December. It's used the term "planned Atlantic Yards" four times, or so a search says.

I've been using "planned Atlantic Yards" more since project approval, because the term "proposed" suggests it hasn't gone through any official process.

Posted by lumi at September 17, 2007 9:15 AM