NEW YORK TIMES --Sure, Build It in My Backyard

In a city that is knee-deep in preservationists willing to do almost anything to keep new construction from erasing the past, it might seem surprising to find a young man who has made a career out of promoting the new. But Nikolai Fedak, the creator and mastermind of New York Yimby, a pro-development blog turned website, does not find this strange at all.

“A lot of people my age support development,” said Mr. Fedak, 23, who is alarmingly knowledgeable about the ins and outs of development in the city and speaks with such enthusiasm and energy, words tumble out of his mouth at breakneck speed. “That’s why a lot of people come to the city. They’re here for a reason.”

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