memory lane: Real Estate Industrial Complex (kinda sorta) takes on schools and new developments


Three Years Ago Today on Manhattan Loft Guy

You were warned in my July 4 post that you had a couple of weeks of archived Manhattan Loft Guy material coming up; almost up. In my July 14, 2010, Times article disconnect / why developers should build schools UPDATED, I looked at some serious questions about whether and how new real estate developments burden the local infrastructure, including public schools. I got a little distracted with how the Real Estate Industrial Complex, Manhattan Media Division, covers such questions (hint: poorly) but did stay enough on point to make it a worthwhile read. (To me.)

There is a causation issue regarding new developments and ‘hot’ public school districts; I don’t believe that developers target school districts so much as they target economic opportunities. You can persuade me with data, but the New York Times (in this instance) didn’t. Great set of comments on my post, however.


© Sandy Mattingly 2013


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