Monday, September 15, 2008

The Times corrects the "Atlantic Yards" caption

From today's New York Times:
A picture caption with an article in some editions on Wednesday about potential hurdles to plans by the developer Bruce C. Ratner to break ground in December on his $4 billion Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn misstated the name of the railyards that the development will be built over, in part. They are the Vanderbilt Yards, not the Atlantic Yards.


The Times could have further specified that Atlantic Yards is not a place. And shouldn't it be "would be built over," not "will be built over"?

I also wonder why the correction took five days. Fact-checking should've taken about ten seconds and led to a correction the next morning. Still, that's better than ignoring corrections altogether.

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