Miller, Safire Go Silent on MoyersMEDIA
• Who’s afraid of Bill Moyers? Apparently Judith Miller, William Safire, and Charles Krauthammer all of whom refused to be interviewed for tonight’s PBS show Buying the War. [WP]
• The Pulitzer Prize the Daily News received for coverage of the health of 9/11 first responders was the same story the paper downplayed in 2001. [VV]
• Stick with fluff: The In Touch Virginia Tech cover was a flop. [NYP]
Bill Moyers Does Not Care for Glass Phallic Symbols (or, Not Unreasonably, for Us)A few weeks ago, Daily Intel’s “Neighborhood Watch” mentioned Bill Moyers’s involvement in neighborhood protests over a residential tower the New-York Historical Society wants to build on the Upper West Side. (Later, we got confused and suggested he was also opposed to a Chelsea development, a mistake we quickly corrected.) In a letter to the magazine, Moyers takes issue with our portrayal, takes another jab at the Historical Society, and concedes that we did at least spell his name correctly.
The text of his letter is after the jump, or you can read it here as a PDF. (See real Moyers letterhead!)
Community Board Trumps God in ChelseaBrooklyn Heights: Even after the suspect of a bank robbery yesterday was shot by police and hauled into an ambulance, his iPod earbud never fell out of his left ear. We can’t wait for that to show up in an Apple commerical. [Brooklyn Heights Blog]
Chelsea: Community Board 4 voted down General Theological Seminar’s plans to build a fifteen-story luxury condo building on its pretty Ninth Avenue property. [BlogChelsea]
Fort Greene: Days before Mayor Bloomberg announces tougher construction safety standards, John Martinez, 46, falls to his death working on the rising Forte Condo, reportedly due to a lack of precautions. [Brownstoner]
Fresh Meadows: A mere $1.3 mil will get you this brand-new brick box on 185 Fifth Street. And the ire of neighbors whose driveway is cluttered with your leftover bricks. [Queens Crap]
Midtown: Quick! Before the rates change. Book a room at the brand-new, boutique-y Hotel 373 on Fifth and 35th starting at $134 a night. [Newyorkology]
Red Hook: Archeologists are overseeing Ikea’s construction at Graving Dock No. 2 on Beard Street. They haven’t made it over to Graving Dock No. 1, which Ikea is filling in to use as a parking lot. [Gowanus Lounge]
*Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Bill Moyers had protested luxury condos at General Theological Seminary. He actually spoke out against high-rise construction on the Upper West Side.