“The buildings are taller on this side of the Hudson,” was a favorite expression of famed horse trainer Woody Stephens. And the football stadium is grander, could be the refrain of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson. And the Javits Center? State of the art, of course. And who is paying, could be the question being asked by New York City taxpayers. That depends on who one asks and maybe what day of the week. Read the full story from the October 2003 issue after the jump.
From the archives: The far West Side Story, new act ahead
Back in 2003, an ambitious plan promised new office and apartment buildings, a new Jets stadium, a bigger Javits Center and an expanded No. 7 subway line on the far West Side