[Hudson Yards photo via Flickr/seth_holladay]
To us, it seems like the redevelopment of the Hudson Yards is moving at a glacial pace. To some of those involved, it's happening way too fast. Eliot Brown reports in The Sun that at the end of the month, the city will unveil its preliminary plan for the 26-acre site, which was the cornerstone of the failed Olympic bid/Jets stadium proposal. Then, throughout May, major developers will pitch the city and MTA on how much they'd love to build that gigantic mix of residential and commercial buildings. The Hudson Yards site is four acres bigger than the Atlantic Yards, so you have to expect at least a little controversy, despite the industrial wasteland feeling of the area. Said REBNY prez Steven Spinola: "It's an extremely ambitious project in terms of its size, and it's also ambitious in terms of its time frame. The MTA is anxious to have the deal done, and done quickly." Sad note: a chunk of the High Line may have to come crashing down, so there may be fewer super-luxury condos built with private access to the so-called "public park."
· Colossal Plans for Hudson Yards [NYSun]
· Half a Billion for the West Side Seat of Controversy [Curbed]
· What's Up Out West [Curbed]