November 6, 2010
Times finally corrects error claiming Ratner took possession of entire AY site
Atlantic Yards Report
From a September 28 New York Times City Room post headlined Latest Design Is Unveiled for Atlantic Yards Plaza: This post has been revised to reflect the following correction:
Correction: November 5, 2010
An earlier version of this post stated inaccurately that Mr. Ratner had taken possession of the entire 22-acre Atlantic Yards site. Because condemnation is taking place in phases, he has possession of only a portion of the site.
It shouldn't take so long to get such a simple correction made.
The back story
When the article emerged, I filed a online comment that evening regarding the error.
The next day, I filed an official request for a correction through the proper channels and wrote to reporter Charles Bagli directly. He acknowledged the error but, for whatever reason, no correction emerged.
On October 24, I posted another comment regarding the error, as I wrote October 28.
Today I wrote to the Public Editor, with copies to the news desk in charge of corrections and the reporter. That did the trick--without having the Public Editor intervene.
Posted by steve at November 6, 2010 12:25 PM