After a bid is chosen, explains authority spokesman Jeremy Soffin, public hearings will be held and community groups and the City Council will vet the project. (This is the process Bruce Ratner dodged — er, streamlined — at Atlantic Yards.) "There is a public benefit to preserving the High Line," Soffin told us, "and it should be a matter for the public to decide with full knowledge of the cost." Friends of the High Line is no doubt printing up lots more T-shirts. —Alec Appelbaum
No High Line in Redeveloped Hudson Yards? MTA Promises Public Will Have Last Word
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