Daily Clips: February 24, 2010

Rockaway Ferry to Sail Into Sunset
The New York Times
The Rockaway-Wall Street ferry will sail its final voyage in mid-March.

Moynihan Station, Finally?
The New York Times
Editorial: Almost two decades after the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan began pressing for it, there is real hope of replacing the gloomy Pennsylvania Station with a newer, grander entranceway to New York City.

New York’s Nooks Are a Challenge to Census Takers
The New York Times
No city presents a bigger challenge to the federal Census Bureau than New York, with its huge immigrant population crammed into easily missed and often illegal nooks and crannies.

InterContinental Takes a Chance With a New Hotel
The New York Times
Square Feet: The 607-room InterContinental, scheduled to open in July in the heart of the theater district, will be the largest hotel built from the ground up since the nearby Westin, with 863 rooms, was completed by the same developer in 2002.

The Washington Area Primps as Northrop Grumman Shops for a New Home
The New York Times
Square Feet: Maryland, D.C. and Virginia business groups and governments are wooing defense giant Northrup Grumman.

Sidewalks, and an Identity, Sprout in Jordan’s Capital
The New York Times
Amman Journal: A sidewalk and bench building program is underway in the ancient city. But to talk to those behind the sidewalks and the benches is to see these ubiquitous objects as powerful tools of social planning, tearing down walls between rich and poor, helping a city bereft of an identity develop a sense of place and ownership.

Feeling at Sea on the Roads of New China
The New York Times
Books of The Times: The New Yorker’s former Beijing correspondent travels the highways, villages and burgeoning cities of China to see how the construction of roads affects the country’s growth.