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West Side Rail Yards: High Rises 4Ever

With another day to ponder the dueling Cablevision/Jets proposals for the West Side rail yards, most everyone's reaching the same grim conclusion: "To pay the higher cost, whoever wins the auction will have to build far more high-rise construction along the Hudson than city planners ever intended," Charles Bagli writes. Adds a neighborhood activist, "It's unfortunate that this whole thing has been put out as either the Jets or Cablevision. We've lost sight of reality. The housing bubble will burst at some point."
· More High-Rises Sure to Result From Bidding Over Railyards [NYTimes]