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Yardsmania Nonshocker: Underdogs Still Underdogs

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When the Hudson Yards bidding process kicked off, Extell and Brookfield were branded as the long shots. The two companies are the small fries compared to the other developers, and they are the only proposals without an anchor tenant already announced. Now, Crain's is reporting that three of the five builders have each bid $1 billion for the rail yards, giving them the inside track. Guess which two are left out in the cold again? Yep, Extell and Brookfield. But the MTA will most likely end up combining elements from several bids into a grand master plan, so who knows, maybe the Hudson Yards will end up having some of Gary Barnett's DNA in it. Ew.
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