This week, The New York Press runs a letter from Larry Penner about the Brooklyn Nets stadium:
"The Brooklyn Rats" (2/9) was a great three-point shot concerning construction of developer Bruce Ratner's proposed Nets arena in Brooklyn.
Remember the closed-door private meetings hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz in fall of 2004? Everyone knows when government officials conduct a closed-door meeting, it usually means that they have something to hide.
We point this out not because we care about the stadium or Ratner or Markowitz, but because we are huge fans of Larry Penner's oeuvre and any new Penner work is worth mentioning.
What? You don't know Larry Penner? Then you clearly don't read the letters pages of newspapers and magazines, where Mr. Penner is by far one of the most prolific practitioners of the lost are of the letter to the editor.
After the jump, a skim through Larryiana.
Excellent Question [NYPress]
Get It? They re Movie Titles [NYPress]
WINNING BY FIVE IS LOSING [NYPress]
Fall of the Ratner Empire [NYPress]
Stadium seething [VV]
CITY LIMITS [VV]
Party Lines [VV]
Civil Offense [NYM]
Sports Afield [NYM]
President Pataki? [NYM]
Mills loss brings new state job [The Legislative Gazette]
More than money needed to fix schools [The Legislative Gazette]
McCain and Giuliani [Times Herald-Record]
Time for fiscal restraint [Times Herald-Record]
Pay Now, Play Later [Forbes]
What the Big City Papers Are Up Against [BusinessWeek]
Why Should Taxpayers Subsidize Sky Boxes? [BusinessWeek]
CONTRARY TO KIT RACHLIS'S COLUMN [Los Angeles]
ON THE BUS" DESTROYED THE EAST [Los Angeles]
Pork cuts both ways [Downtown Express]
Saving Amtrak [The Star-Ledger]
Arrogance And Term Limits [The Western Queens Gazette]
Unfair Advantage [The Western Queens Gazette]
No Stadium [Queens Chronicle]
We gotta admit, you're pretty clever Mr. Pynchon!