It's a remote and dreary part of Manhattan -- a desolate stretch of parking lots, warehouses, gas stations and scattered businesses just off the Hudson River.
But in a decade, developers hope to transform a swath of government-owned rail yards on the West Side waterfront into a new neighborhood of office towers as tall as 70 stories, apartments on the river, hotels and green parks.
Bids to Build Skyscrapers, Parks, Homes on Manhattan Waterfront
Anna Levin, who chairs the neighborhood's committee for a local community board, said residents need a mix of uses for the 45-square-block area, so "it doesn't become Shanghai-on-the-Hudson."
I predict a Johnny Liu protest outside Ms. Levin's building...
Update: Bids Announced for NYC West Side Planned Development