Tough Choices in Pleasantville, NY

Pleasantville, NY may be affluent and amenity-rich, but it isn't immune to the economic downturn. Now some suggest the town should sacrifice character for economic opportunity.

Pleasantville has long been known for its shaded sidewalks and the mom-and-pop stores lining Main Street. But the recession has brought on empty storefronts, an influx of chain stores, and increasing budget woes for the small suburban village.

Citizens have typically objected to big box retail and other new development that could potentially change the small town character they love, but the mayor and some residents feel it's time to take a hard look at economic development opportunities - even if they do mean change.

Full Story: They’d Like to Keep It That Way

Comments

Build Your Own Paper Block City

Urban Fold is an all-inclusive kit that allows anyone to build the city of their dreams with a few simple folds.
$24.95
building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
$25

City Coasters

Hand-drawn engraved maps of your favorite neighborhoods are divided up across 4 coasters making each one unique.
$36.00
Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

The Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs is the only comprehensive ranking and listing of graduate urban planning programs available.
Starting at $24.95