February 3, 2012, 10am PST
Joseph Berger reports on New York City's efforts to protect local retailers with new zoning in Manhattan's Upper West Side, where the proliferation of chain stores, banks, and pharmacies have caused consternation.
January 23, 2012, 2pm PST
The good news is that the $390 million renovation of the Javits Center on the west side of Manhattan is coming along well and on target to be completed in 2014. The bad news is it that it will likely be torn down shortly thereafter.
January 20, 2012, 11am PST
If you never knew, or thought you knew, the reason why there are no skyscrapers in the middle of the Big Apple, Matt Chaban reports on the true cause, debunking a popular myth.
January 6, 2012, 7am PST
The 80s-era convention center on the far west side of Manhattan would be turned into a mixed-use development and a Malaysian gambling company would instead redevelop the Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, Queens.
November 17, 2011, 9am PST
In a paradox of green building practices, a new office building can't earn points for building bike facilities unless the storage room has showers and changing rooms, making the price pricier.
The New York Times - Commercial
September 9, 2011, 9am PDT
As the real estate market begins to rebound, many affordable housing advocates and developers in NYC are calling for a modification of the 80/20 program.
September 4, 2011, 9am PDT
The two founders of New York's famous High Line give NPR an exclusive tour of the park and provide the inside scoop on the creation of the park.
NPR:All Things Considered
August 15, 2011, 7am PDT
It is not uncommon for wealthy Chinese to spend seven figures - in cash - on real estate "as housing for children studying in New York."
August 13, 2011, 5am PDT
Due to open in a month, Lynn Rasic discusses the underlying elements that made up the National September 11 Memorial, including a single rescued pear tree symbolic of the City's resiliency and strength.
August 1, 2011, 1pm PDT
Architect Magazine tours Phase 2 of the much-discussed High Line Park, a former elevated train track that has become a popular public space. NYC Planning Director Amanda Burden makes an appearance.
May 15, 2011, 5am PDT
Family makeup is changing in New York City, where unmarried partners are on the rise and households with children are on the decline.
April 13, 2011, 2pm PDT
Tom Vanderbilt argues that manufacturing will never disappear from our cities, because the creative class will always seek small-scale industry to make their ideas a reality.
March 23, 2011, 9am PDT
This interactive map from <em>The New York Times</em> overlays historic maps with modern-day maps of the city, and shows how the city and its street grid has developed.
March 21, 2011, 2pm PDT
Reporter Matthew Shaer talks with folks on both sides of the highly contentious lawsuit seeking to remove a bike lane from Brookyln's Park Slope neighborhood.
January 29, 2011, 5am PST
Do you know the difference between taxis and livery cars? This op-ed by a taxi driver/author explains the difference. It is timely because Mayor Bloomberg will propose a rule that will make the two more similar, and (yellow) cab drivers oppose it.
The New York Times - Opinion
October 12, 2010, 6am PDT
The new system is designed to reduce travel time along a heavily congested north-south route on the city's East Side. However, unfamiliar ticketing protocols led to passenger confusion on the first day of operation.
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
June 24, 2010, 10am PDT
The perils of drinking and driving have been well documented - but what of drinking and riding the subway? While the latter only endangers oneself for the most part, crashes can still happen - in this piece, a $2.3 million award was overturned.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
June 8, 2010, 8am PDT
More changes are coming to Manhattan as auto-space yields to bus-space on First and Second Aves. Will transit users comply with the honor system as boarding will take place from all three doors? The lanes will be 'terra-cotta brown' without barrier.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
June 1, 2010, 12pm PDT
Rachel Maddow ventures seven stories below Manhattan to watch the boring machine move six feet forward, and then back, as it digs the on & off again subway in soft soil that must be frozen before it can be drilled.
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBS)