The cover story in this week’s New York magazine is all about Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff’s expansive plans for the Far West Side of Manhattan, particularly a new stadium for the New York Jets.
Of course, to Doctoroff it isn’t a stadium, but a multi-purpose facility for conventions, concerts, restaurants, the Olympics … and, oh yes, the Jets would play there too. I’m still skeptical about the idea, but I must admit the article makes as as good a case for the project as can be made, while also pointing out the drawbacks. Most of the arguments have been pretty one-sided, so it’s refreshing to see a feature piece that’s balanced.
A 6,000-page environmental impact statement is expected in a few weeks’ time. I’m sure it’ll make light bedtime reading.