This came in yesterday:
I can't believe what I saw just now. It is just after 9 a.m. and work is continuing at the NY Times printing plant!!!! I called 311 to see what is allowable on a Sunday and I was told that sometime permits are granted for weekend construction and that permits should be posted outside of the area where construction is taking place. Hmmm.... I haven't passed by and probably will be staying in today but I can't see any signs or permits on the fences near the entrance...although they could be there. My binoculars and zoom on the camcorder cannot find the requisite paperwork.
I also checked the NYC Land Use Committee and can see that there is something ominous. Katz is the chairperson and Avella and Liu sit on the committee. It makes me wonder what they knew and when. Both of them have remained unusually silent so far. This may not bode well for the political future of either gentleman. Also, the links to their reports is not functioning so I could not see if the Times expansion was reviewed.
Finally, I just wanted to make you aware of an issue I am afraid to make public. On the morning of September 12, 2001, I awoke early in the morning and saw a lot of activity in the Times parking lot. Many, if not all of the newspaper trucks in the city (including the Post and News) were in the parking lot and got a police escort to their destinations. I videotaped this and the entourage lasted for quite a while. In the days that followed, I noticed a beef up of security around the plant. Obviously, someone must have thought that the NY Times printing plant was a terrorist target then. If all of the Times is being printed at the same facility, it makes it a greater target, or am I being paranoid? My apartment windows are within a quarter mile of the structure.