Signing off

Willets Point-9

As I’m fairly certain most of you know by now (judging from the comments section), today is my last day at TimesLedger Newspapers. Next week, I’ll be starting a position writing for the Star-Ledger in New Jersey.

As a result, I will no longer be operating the Iron Triangle Tracker for the paper nor reporting on Willets Point. I’m not sure what the future holds for this Web site, but I expect at least its content will remain available at http://www.irontriangletracker.wordpress.com in perpetuity to serve as a resource for all of those interested and following the events at Willets Point.

Its been an absolute pleasure to report on the events at Willets Point and I think it remains (and will continue to remain) one of the most important stories unfolding in New York City. I hope, at the very least, I’ve been able to provide some clarity to an otherwise murky and complicated topic and communicate that the struggle that is going on is about people’s lives as much as it is land and development plans.

I’ve gotten to know most everyone involved on every side of this issue, and I don’t think I’ve come across anyone — regardless of where they stand on Willets Point — that isn’t a good person at their core.

I’m sure I’ll continue to follow the topic passively, and hope that I do until an amicable solution is found for all involved.  I urge any and all who will continue to follow the struggle at Willets Point not to let it slide under the radar, as it will be story that burns brightly — for better or worse — for years to come.

Thank you for your readership and support over the last year.

Steve Stirling

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