Real-Estate Developers to Middle Class: Drop Dead


• The NYPD has made six arrests in its hunt for “the fourth man” from the scene of the Queens shooting that killed Sean Bell. The dragnet, which involved cops raiding houses in the middle of the night and picking people up on unrelated gun charges, infuriated the already jittery community; the surviving victims’ attorney says the fourth man doesn’t exist. [NYDN]
• First Stuy Town and now Starrett City. The subsidized Brooklyn megacomplex (140 acres, 46 towers, 5,881 apartments, 14,000 residents) is up for sale. The enclave, which has its own schools and even its own newspaper, is expected to fetch over $1 billion. [NYT]
• The populist Post sides squarely with the riders on the cab-fare issue, insisting the new hike boosts fares up to 27 percent instead of the promised average of 11 percent. Which is not to say the paper wasn’t indignant about the 11 percent, too. [NYP]
MTA head honcho Peter Kalikow is making noises about stepping down from his post in mid-2007, despite having five more years left in the term. (Spitzer wants him out.) The always-gracious Roger Toussaint responds by saying “even six months is too long.” [amNY]
• Oh, and you don’t cross Kalikow and not pay for it. Here you go, NYC — no subway cell service for you! [amNY]