July 11, 2010, 7am PDT
They litter almost every subway entrance - the ubiquitous, value-exhausted plastic MetroCards. Yet, MetroCards are refillable. Now MTA has devised a simple, revenue-producing measure that would reduce the litter by adding a $1 fee to new cards.
April 21, 2010, 1pm PDT
Daniel Goldstein was the spokesperson for the group Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, fighting against a massive redevelopment project that would take his home. One of the last holdouts, he sold his apt. today for $3 million.
February 17, 2010, 7am PST
New York follows a trend happening in cities across the country, taking out parking meters in favor of central pay stations and turning some old meters into bike parking.
January 11, 2010, 9am PST
Prof. Sharon Zukin argues that Jacobs had "a gentrifier’s appreciation of urban authenticity" in her new book, <em>Naked City.</em>
December 15, 2008, 11am PST
Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion is expected to be named secretary of the newly created White House Office of Urban Policy.
July 23, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>The economic decline of the suburbs could flood cities like New York with "suburban economic refugees". This commentary from the <em>New York Post</em> warns that this is bad news for cities.</p>
April 17, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>A new design competition is hoping to reshape the transit-inaccessible neighborhood of Red Hook into New York City's most bicycle-friendly community.</p>
February 12, 2008, 9am PST
<p>Surveillance cameras are expected to be installed in the public parks of New York City.</p>
January 25, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>New York City parks officials have announced plans to generate extra revenue by selling off naming rights for some of the city's public park attractions.</p>
April 10, 2005, 7am PDT
From high-rises to low-income housing, New York City is seeing a growth in green building projects.
June 18, 2003, 10am PDT
Critics say architect Daniel Libeskind is "overreaching" by demanding greater control of the rebuilding at the site of the World Trade Center.
March 8, 2003, 11am PST
'The Libeskinds' -- The winning architect brings his wife along. Or does she bring him along? Introducing Daniel and Nina Libeskind.
February 27, 2003, 3pm PST
The issue of how much office space to build has been put on the back burner. But is this good for lower Manhattan?
January 29, 2003, 1pm PST
New York Post real estate columnist Steve Cuozzo offers a scathing and gutsy indictment of the the 'Libeskind Express' proposal for the World Trade Center.
January 21, 2003, 8am PST
The New York Post reports that talks to transfer the WTC site to the city are underway.
December 31, 2002, 1pm PST
The head of the city's customer-service office is fired after calling New York city workers "dumb," "whining" and "stupid" in an Internet essay.
December 26, 2002, 5am PST
Former New York Mayor Rudi Giuliani pans the second set of designs for the World Trade Center.
December 21, 2002, 1pm PST
A New York Post columnist calls the new designs for the World Trade Center site "unparalleled ugliness."
December 20, 2002, 12pm PST
From a commercial standpoint, the WTC proposals look doomed. The public has been hoodwinked.
August 15, 2002, 6am PDT
The Lower Manhattan Development Corp. plans to hire up to five new firms to offer a diversity of new designs for the WTC site.