August 20, 2013, 12pm PDT
To take advantage of NYC's inclusionary zoning giveaways, developer Extell is including 55 'affordable' units in a luxury condo building planned for Manhattan. Just one hitch: the plan segregates those tenants in their own 'separate entity'.
May 22, 2010, 11am PDT
A public art piece titled "Play Me, I'm Yours" entails putting pianos in public spaces around Manhattan (27 in all) for anyone to sit down and bang out a tune.
September 21, 2009, 11am PDT
Birdbath Bakery in New York has found popularity, and a niche, by offering a 25% discount to cyclists. As New York's bicycling infrastructure grows, businesses that cater to them may thrive.
July 3, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>New York's Union Square is the scene of a lively protest featuring Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping. At stake is the square's pavilion, which is set to be transformed into a restaurant.</p>
November 9, 2007, 12pm PST
<p>Plans call to remap Coney Island's amusement district as parkland, allowing further amusement and recreational development, but blocking proposed high-rise condo towers.</p>
December 6, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>A new film centers on the efforts of one determined inner-city resident to confront the architect who designed the low-income housing project she lives in with her family.</p>
July 19, 2006, 7am PDT
NY's Village Voice publishes its non-scientific list of the 10 worst landlords in the city. The worst landlord will surprise you -- HUD. The story also includes "Apartments in Hell" -- photos from the very worst of the apartments.
April 13, 2006, 11am PDT
Is the movement a valid attempt to stop 'Home Depot moderne' from infiltrating historic older suburbs, or simply another mechanism to control property rights?
March 15, 2006, 12pm PST
Volunteers work from midnight to four in the morning in the bitter cold to find the maximum number of street dwellers.
February 17, 2006, 2pm PST
The unattractive finding comes as part of a study linked with a major exhibition on traffic solutions in New York.
February 15, 2006, 6am PST
What event is 'a watershed in human history, comparable to the Neolithic or Industrial revolutions'?
February 6, 2006, 9am PST
A $200-million hotel project, touted as the first major tourist lodging in the neighborhood since 1966, drifts into obscurity amid corruption charges aimed at the developer.
January 12, 2006, 8am PST
The New York City law restricting "parading without a permit" is ruled unconstitutional, with implications for bikers and other organized groups.
December 7, 2005, 2pm PST
Four years later, there are a host of unanswered questions about the events of 9/11, including the unexplained and unprecedented architectural collapses of three office towers, and the extent of toxicity in the air of Lower Manhattan.
April 29, 2005, 5am PDT
The borough, which 'once epitomized working class America,' faces intense gentrification.
March 18, 2005, 6am PST
Drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge won't' solve the nation's energy problem argues James Ridgeway.
February 25, 2005, 7am PST
Former developer and transit authority chief Richard Ravitch argues against cheap sale of prime real estate to aid city's bid.
January 26, 2004, 5am PST
A New York court sides with two landlords to evict commnity organizers, and will be a shock to housing advocates.
November 15, 2003, 7am PST
Nathaniel Kahn, son of architect Louis Kahn, poignantly searches for his father through the work left behind by the mysterious builder.
August 24, 2003, 7am PDT
The Village Voice reviews a book by a longtime city planner who writes on the decline and possible resurgence of east New York.