Billed as the world's first hybrid ferry, the new ships will run on a combination of wind, solar and hydrogen power (and diesel in a pinch). Service begins in April 2011.
Dec 3, 2010 Popular Science
Three buildings have survived from Weeksville, despite being located in bustling Brooklyn. A $32 million museum and community center will open next summer at the site.
Dec 2, 2010 Fast Company
The city's Department of Transportation recently announced plans to expand its successful Manhattan pilot program to all five boroughs.
Dec 2, 2010 The Architect's Newspaper
As the debate over new bike lanes pits New Yorkers against each other, people should refocus on the economic benefits the lanes can provide, argues Richard Florida.
Dec 1, 2010 New York Daily News
The New Yorker takes an informal survey of the Lower East Side with slow-driving proponent Rod King.
Nov 29, 2010 The New Yorker
Preservation laws often ban additions to designated buildings, which can be counterproductive, says Stephen Smith, who argues that incremental add-ons can protect buildings from future redevelopment driven by market forces.
Nov 27, 2010 Market Urbanism
<em>Esquire</em> profiles New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, highlighting her impact on the city's public spaces.
Nov 26, 2010 Esquire
<em>WNYC</em> talks with New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan about the city's planned bicycle sharing system about how it will work and who it's intended to serve.
Nov 26, 2010 Transportation Nation
New York City is hoping to install a citywide bike sharing program with at least 10,000 bikes. The system could open by Spring 2012.
Nov 25, 2010 The New York Times
The <em>WSJ</em> reports on tensions over a 16-foot-tall sculpture prominently displayed in a private yard in the artsy village of Sag Harbor, and the larger debate of whether art should be exempt from traditional land use rules and regulations.
Nov 24, 2010 The Wall Street Journal