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March 14, 2008

The Domain of the Sun

The Neighborhood Retail Alliance

Lipskian Logic, a condition exacerbated by a kind of temporary blindness brought on by the source of one's paychecks, makes another appearance in lobbyist Richard Lipsky's analysis of this morning's NY Sun story:

In this morning's NY Sun, the paper focuses on the new governor's position on eminent domain; and sees problems ahead for developers: "If David Paterson as governor displays the opposition to eminent domain that he showed as a state senator, several high-profile development projects in New York City could be derailed or delayed, including a Columbia University expansion, the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, and the transformation of Willets Point in Queens."

Of course the Sun has taken a special interest in the issue and its speculation here could be seen to some extent as wishful thinking-particularly for Atlantic Yards where the development is already a way down the road. The Columbia and the Willets Point situations may, however, be something else altogether.

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Posted by eric at March 14, 2008 11:20 AM