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Here's a head scratcher: in its ambition to meet the affordable housing goals of Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development has proposed the redevelopment of 15 community gardens on city-owned property.
13 hours ago   Brownstoner
If you're into place names and the history of presidential politics, we have just the map for you.
Yesterday   The Atlantic
The latest fare increase for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority comes against the backdrop of record ridership and a $15 billion funding gap for the system's five-year capital plan.
Yesterday   New York Times
A Saturday Night Live skit satirizes the change that has come to Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Yesterday   Salon
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The common claim that "high-rises kill streetlife" is often incorrect. Blog Post
Yesterday   By Michael Lewyn
The Washington D.C. Zoning Commission is considering a proposal to limit the ability to convert or expand rowhouses. The proposed ordinance has provoked controversy about the effect of the law for the city's supply of housing.
2 days ago   Washington City Paper
Without the sales tax it desired to fund state transportation spending in place, the Missouri Department of Transportation is moving forward with a new plan called the Missouri 325 System.
2 days ago   nextSTL
Los Angeles officials are hoping to create an "Infrastructure Financing District" (i.e., tax increment financing) to help finance ambitious goals for revitalizing and restoring the Los Angeles River.
2 days ago   Los Angeles Times
You're probably familiar with the site of a long, quiet residential street unadorned by sidewalks, pushing pedestrians, pets, and kids on bikes onto the street. Is there ever a good reason for such a typology?
2 days ago   Greater Greater Washington
Pittsburgh has a new web-based portal for residents to track snow removal operations as they happen. It's the latest example of a city allowing public access to the details of city operations during snowstorms.
2 days ago   CityLab
By all accounts, the Philadelphia Land Bank has completed a high quality strategic plan to guide its actions over the coming years.
2 days ago   PlanPhilly