New York City

The recent glut of luxury development, gentrification, and high rents has been frequently condemned. But what factors affecting affordability might that discussion miss?
9 hours ago   New York YIMBY
For a MoMA exhibition about urban inequality, Brooklyn architects SITU Studios documented informal housing in New York.
Jan 29, 2015   Arup Connect
Times Square stakeholders have begun to raise the specter of "too much of a good thing," as the crowds flocking to Times Square threaten to squeeze the life out of the place.
Jan 29, 2015   New York Times
Two proposals for library makeovers in Brooklyn tie into a larger narrative about development, and architecture, in New York City.
Jan 27, 2015   New York Times
The law enforcement results are in from the first year of Vision Zero policy in New York City.
Jan 27, 2015   StreetsBlog NYC
The New Yorker has published an interactive feature in New York's shadow transit system—the network of so-called "dollar vans."
Jan 25, 2015   The New Yorker
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.
Jan 24, 2015   Brownstoner
For a variety of economic reasons in addition to urban preferences, young people are not leaving the country's three major metropolitan areas: New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, and that's not good for the nation's economy nor the individuals.
Jan 23, 2015   The Wall Street Journal
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.
Jan 23, 2015   New York Times
A Saturday Night Live skit satirizes the change that has come to Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Jan 23, 2015   Salon
LaGuardia lacks an AirTrain, unlike the two other airports that serve the New York City area, so public transit access is available via Queens and Manhattan buses. But would a $450 million proposal by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo remedy the problem?
Jan 22, 2015   the transport politic