What would Katharine and E.B. think?
It goes without saying that Saturday's deadly crane collapse is a scandal that should have us more in a lather than this little episode. The neighborhood where the collapse happened, Turtle Bay, has been under assault for several years by aggressive residential development. Indeed, the neighborhood's low-rise charms drew the likes of Katharine Hepburn and E.B. White. And development is lapping right on Hepburn's once placid block.
If you haven't seen it already, you must read this pitch-perfect rant against the building-by-building decimation of Turtle Bay that appeared in the New York Post. It's guaranteed to ratchet up your rage.
-- Rolando Pujol