New York

December 13, 2006, 2pm PST
<p>In a test case that could serve as an organizing model for other communities, the non-profit West Harlem Local Development Corporation has been created specifically to negotiate with Columbia University as it plans a major campus expansion.</p>
City Limits
December 13, 2006, 11am PST
<p>With a new study projecting major future growth, New York City Mayor Bloomberg is set to unveil a major planning initiative with an emphasis on sustainability.</p>
The Wall Street Journal
December 9, 2006, 9am PST
<p>As the technology behind these high-tech garages matures, the redevelopment potential of surface parking lots could grow.</p>
The New York Times
December 8, 2006, 10am PST
<p>Though a growing chorus of business and community groups is calling for congestion pricing in Manhattan to ease traffic, a comprehensive citywide plan may be the only way the idea can actually move forward.</p>
The Gotham Gazette
December 7, 2006, 5am PST
<p>Some of the former employees who used to work in government offices in a Brooklyn landmark are now coming home to one of the condominiums in the newly converted building.</p>
December 5, 2006, 10am PST
<p>Perhaps following the lead of the recent Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper housing project sale in Manhattan, the Starret City housing complex in Brooklyn's Jamaica Bay neighborhood is up for sale and may command a $ 1 billion dollar price tag.</p>
The New York Times
December 4, 2006, 12pm PST
<p>For Sale: A spectacular apartment with 360 degrees views of Manhattan located on 5th Avenue next to Central Park. The asking price? A mere $70 million.</p>
The New York Times
December 1, 2006, 10am PST
<p>Todd Seavey believes that if Ground Zero's designers took a cue from New York City's iconic Art Deco architecture, they would be making an optimistic statement about the future.</p>
Reason Online
November 28, 2006, 7am PST
<p>A proposal to charge drivers $7 for entering Manhattan below 60th Street, previously rejected by Mayor Bloomberg, is being floated again by a diverse group of a civic and community groups.</p>
The New York Times
November 27, 2006, 10am PST
<p>A new conference and exhibition at the Pratt Center for Community Development examines the relationship betweens artists and the struggles over urban space.</p>
The Gotham Gazette
November 22, 2006, 10am PST
<p>At more than $1,168 a square foot, the $1.28 billion sale of 5 Times Square makes it the most expensive office tower to date.</p>
The Boston Globe
November 22, 2006, 6am PST
<p>Several studies are underway to determine if the city would benefit from a congestion pricing scheme similar to London.</p>
The New York Sun
November 18, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>With sea levels rising, once-a-century floods may become once-in-20-years events. One solution: huge storm-surge barriers.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
November 16, 2006, 9am PST
<p>The current taxi system in New York is dysfunctional and needs a change. Here's one idea to change it through simple better street design.</p>
Streetsblog
November 13, 2006, 12pm PST
<p>The idea of mixed-use public libraries with housing on top is catching on in New York City and elsewhere.</p>
The New York Times
November 12, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>The Solaire, the first residential high-rise to earn “LEED Gold” status, is not just a premier environmentally friendly building—it’s also a big moneymaker.</p>
The Globe and Mail
November 10, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>With cities increasingly only building luxury homes for the rich or affordable housing for the poor, a prefab housing development in East New York provides a model building middle-income homes.</p>
Metropolis Magazine
November 10, 2006, 9am PST
<p>New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission refused to designate the 19th century Colonial Club as historic. Instead, the building will be stripped of its cornice, pediments, and pilasters -- and be reborn with a new facade of aluminum and glass.</p>
The New York Times
November 9, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>In the latest volume of his encyclopedic history of the development, architecture and planning of New York City, author Robert A. M. Stern has written the most complete history of any city.</p>
The New York Sun
November 8, 2006, 8am PST
<p>A new affordable housing plan in New York City has solved some problems facing lower income residents, but has also created many woes for people who purhcased shoddy homes through the plan and have been unable to get any help from the city since.</p>
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