Brooklyn

June 17, 2011, 8am PDT
An old disused airport in Brooklyn will be converted into an urban campground, expanding from its current 5 campsites to more than 600.
Inhabitat
May 22, 2011, 11am PDT
NPR's Joel Rose interviews Streetsblog founder and Brooklyn Prospect Park West bike lane advocate Aaron Naparstek, and bike lane opponents for this 3-minute, "All Things Considered" radio story on New York's most controversial bike lane.
NPR:All Things Considered
April 7, 2011, 9am PDT
With millions of dollars in federal funding on the line, Brooklyn officials are calling foul on new Census numbers that set the population at 8.175 million people rather than the 8.4 million that locals supposed.
WNYC
December 6, 2010, 2pm PST
A new musical comedy, "In the Footprint: The Battle Over Atlantic Yards," brings song and dance to the conflict over the redevelopment of the Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. <em>The NY Times</em> reviews it as "fresh, inventive"...and "entertaining."
The New York Times
November 23, 2010, 9am PST
New York City presents three options for transforming the six-lane Brooklyn-Queens Expressway by covering it with vegetation and making streetscape improvements.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 13, 2010, 9am PST
As chain stores move into a Brooklyn neighborhood, some locals worry about the loss of local character and small businesses.
The New York Times
November 1, 2010, 12pm PDT
The city recently broke ground on a new facility designed to collect all of the city's metal, glass, and plastic recyclables and reduce collection trucking by 260,000 miles each year.
Inhabitat
September 17, 2010, 11am PDT
New York City plans a new route to fill a void in rail coverage through south Brooklyn. But will the alignment of the tracks and the ancient cars planned to run on them maximise capacity?
the transport politic
September 15, 2010, 1pm PDT
A cemetery on a high hill in Brooklyn is hoping to convince the city of the importance of its views -- a move that could have a big impact on future large developments in the area.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 13, 2010, 12pm PDT
With bike riding and commuting soaring in NYC, the question of where to store bikes - at home, is becoming more important. Bike storage is now a hot amenity in many Brooklyn and Manhattan apartments - so much that monthly fees may apply.
Crain's N.Y. Business.com
August 25, 2010, 12pm PDT
Higher parking meter prices have helped allow more people to park in the Brooklyn neighborhood even while easing congestion.
Streetsblog
July 9, 2010, 6am PDT
The manufacturing industry is rapidly growing in Brooklyn. But unlike the black smokestacks of the past, this new industrial revolution is both green and high-tech.
Metropolis
June 28, 2010, 8am PDT
Private transit in the form of livery vans are now sanctioned as part of a year long pilot pushed by Mayor Bloomberg that will compete with public bus and taxi for areas not well-served by the city's extensive, but hard-hit transit network.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
June 22, 2010, 1pm PDT
The new Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York is opening bit by bit. <em>Places</em> talks with Matthew Urbanski, one of the principal designers behind the park about its design and impact.
Places
May 18, 2010, 12pm PDT
A historic Navy yard in Brooklyn has been crumbling for decades. Now a deal has been struck to redevelop part of the area. But even with preservation efforts, many of the area's historic homes may be too damaged to save.
The New York Times
Blog post
April 28, 2010, 10am PDT

Jim Kunstler once said that if the 20th Century was about getting around, the 21st Century is about staying in places worth staying in.

Mike Lydon
April 12, 2010, 6am PDT
The search for authenticity lead Generation Xers to move into gritty, urban environments that their overwhelming numbers managed to kill, says Adam Mayer in a review of Sharon Zukin's book Naked City.
New Geography
February 28, 2010, 5am PST
The Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant is coming up in the world but is managing to preserve its African-American culture throughout.
The New York Times
January 29, 2010, 2pm PST
A series of mock-advertisements herald the gentrification of Brooklyn.
Flavorpill
Blog post
January 18, 2010, 3pm PST

More than two years years ago I chronicled my daily bicycle commute in Miami. The 8-mile trip was as representative of Miami's built and socio-cultural landscape as it was harrowing. 

While that city has surely made progress in the pas two years, I'd be lying if I didn't disclose that I partially moved to New York City because of the progress being made in designing livable streets infrastructure. Quite simply, it feels good to be in a city that "gets it." 

Mike Lydon