News Roundup February 1-7

The January 28 MTA letter to developers generated a bunch of speculation on what the new guidelines will mean for developers, and it’s been a busy week for the various other developments around the Yards.

And in developer news,

Kicked to the Curbed

Like all New Yorkers of a certain age who are mildly obsessed with urban planning and real estate, we spend a lot of time curled up by the fireplace with Curbed. What’s more, the city’s premiere site for snarky commentary on the business of building has been a great resource for information about the rail yards redevelopment process so far. So it was nice to see that they shouted us out today. But hey, Curbed – who said anything about getting scorned? Though it’s true that we’re living in an era of problematic large-scale projects, there’s still time to be optimistic that the process will be more open and transparent, and productive, than those other yards. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves with the doomsaying.