November 3, 2015, 8am PST
Much has been made of New York's current boom in high-rise construction. A new interactive feature by the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat allows for some historic perspective on the city's penchant for building skyward.
November 2, 2015, 5am PST
Big investments in residential building in New York City indicate the strength of the city's economy, according to an article in Crain's New York Business.
Crain's Business New York
November 1, 2015, 11am PST
A long, contentious political process has finally produced an approval for a massive capital investment program for the New York MTA. Some questions about funding remain, however.
October 30, 2015, 8am PDT
The Regional Plan Association has created an animated video that simply and artfully explains the importance of a new Hudson River tunnel.
Crain's New York Business
October 30, 2015, 7am PDT
The online customer review platform Yelp and the New York public transit system: A match made in heaven?
October 29, 2015, 5am PDT
Drawing on a distinction between equality and equity, Rick Jacobus argues that so-called 'poor doors' are a necessary compromise to promote affordable housing and neighborhood integration.
October 27, 2015, 11am PDT
Only 10 miles separate New York City and Newark, New Jersey, but the two can seem worlds apart. Damon Rich, who moved from New York in 2008 to lead Newark's planning office, speaks about how his work there has shaped his perception of both cities.
October 27, 2015, 6am PDT
As New York rolls out its LED streetlights, one resident bemoans the ugly blue glow taking over the city.
October 25, 2015, 9am PDT
The hoopla has subsided surrounding nearly $1 billion awarded by HUD to fund coastal resilience projects on the Atlantic Coast, but the work of implementing the winning Rebuild by Design projects has continued.
The Architect's Newspaper
October 25, 2015, 7am PDT
The neighborhood of Chelsea in Manhattan, location of the High Line and one of the hottest real estate markets in the city, provides a case study of the wealth gap, with each side living in close proximity.
October 21, 2015, 1pm PDT
Conventional planning think says that mixed-income development benefits low-income neighborhoods. But a survey finds that residents of public housing in New York don't agree—rather, they feel left behind by newcomers to the neighborhood.
October 15, 2015, 6am PDT
Some residents of East New York argue that mandatory inclusionary zoning and other changes proposed for the neighborhood will only help displace low-income residents.
The Architect's Newspaper
October 14, 2015, 5am PDT
With hot-button issues like the Hudson Tunnel crisis forcing a new perspective about the connection of New York city to its surrounding region, Mayor de Blasio has responded by creating a new office of regional planning.
October 13, 2015, 5am PDT
$285 million in capital dollars through 2019 will help fund parks in New York not called the High Line and lacking high-profile private backing.
October 10, 2015, 11am PDT
A strong scent of snark is detected in a recent editorial criticizing the possibility of building a shared bike and pedestrian path on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to State Island.
October 9, 2015, 8am PDT
It's now illegal for businesses to use air conditioners on the sidewalks of New York City. Some see government overreach—some see common sense energy efficiency measures.
October 7, 2015, 2pm PDT
Has New York done enough to continue to build new high-end buildings in flood zones around the city?
October 2, 2015, 5am PDT
A new online interactive project allows new access to the history of Manhattan before Dutch settlers began taking residence on the island in 1609
October 1, 2015, 6am PDT
A $1.1 billion lawsuit challenges the approval of plans for One Vanderbilt, adjacent to Grand Central Terminal, on the grounds that it circumvented the purchase of air rights from the adjacent Grand Central Terminal.
September 28, 2015, 7am PDT
Streetsblog NYC reviews new zoning and development rules proposed by the de Blasio Administration and finds incremental progress, not a major breakthrough, for parking policy.