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Reflections on the Jets Stadium Plan: WTF?

As plans for the Jets Stadium linger in legal limbo, essayists take pen in hand to rage against the dying of the railyards:

Steven Malanga in the City Journal: "How did an effort to begin rezoning an underused part of the city in anticipation of new growth turn into the urban megaproject of all time?"

Kurt Andersen in New York: "But why not, as the transmogrified High Line helps propagate the Tribecafication of the adjacent blocks, imagine a tightly woven extension of the southern and eastern neighborhoods into the rail-yards site? Why not build apartments and hotels and theaters, a better, funkier Battery Park City? Or a big park? Or the second Guggenheim Museum?"

· How Not to Develop the Far West Side [City Journal via City Comforts]
· Too Big Not To Fail [New York Mag]