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New York City is launching a program that will spend $100 million in capital funding on storm protection infrastructure in lower Manhattan.
Yesterday   New York Daily News
New York City's bike share program, Citi Bike, enjoys a greater percentage of female cyclists that the city as a whole, but still only reaches 25 percent. The problem is typical of bike share programs in the United States.
Jul 20, 2015   The New York Times N.Y. / Region
With big plans come big responsibilities. Will a massive wave of development investment headed for Staten Island be met with a commensurate investment in infrastructure?
Jul 16, 2015   Staten Island Advance
New York City and San Jose have expanded or added rules that temporarily close some of their streets to automobile traffic. This continues a string of successes for the open streets movement.
Jul 15, 2015   Next City
New York City is considering a cap on the number of new for-hire drivers (including transportation network companies) while the city studies the impact of for-hire vehicles on the city's congestion.
Jul 13, 2015   BuzzFeed News
The foundation is being laid for the world's largest Ferris wheel on State Island. Will it succeed where so many efforts to bring tourists to the Fifth Borough have failed?
Jul 9, 2015   The New York Times
A non-profit called the Flushing Willets Point Corona Local Development Corp. will employ the New York City Planning department as a paid contractor as it creates a plan for the neighborhood of Flushing West.
Jul 2, 2015   Crain's New York Business
Stymied for a time by lackluster investment, planned redevelopment of Hudson Yards on Manhattan's West Side is picking up speed. Joining residential buildings and budget hotels, office towers will bring municipal revenues back up.
Jun 30, 2015   The New York Times
Even though it's simplified, Inside the Rent provides a window into the logic of developers trying to get apartments built in New York City. The game's creators emphasize its educational value.
Jun 28, 2015   Curbed NY
One of the suggestions in Mayor Bill de Blasio's OneNYC citywide plan is nothing new: an oft-proposed subway extension down Utica Avenue in Brooklyn. Some question whether the area's relatively low density warrants such an expense.
Jun 28, 2015   the transport politic
It might come as a surprise, but Harlem is the neighborhood with the biggest increase in rents since 2002—a stunning 90 percent increase according to recent analysis.
Jun 25, 2015   Gothamist