New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo finally made a decision—make it permanent in 2015. Fracking foes won an important battle as the Empire State has massive natural gas reserves in the Marcellus shale play. In the end, health issues trumped economics.
3 days ago   Vox
A proposed tower that would be just blocks from the Empire State Building in New York City has some historians and property owners on the defensive.
Aug 27, 2010   The New York Times
Higher parking meter prices have helped allow more people to park in the Brooklyn neighborhood even while easing congestion.
Aug 25, 2010   Streetsblog
Not taxis, trucks, or buses as many might have thought. It's left turning motorists -especially if they are men! And you are less likely to get struck if you jaywalk than if you cross with the light, though if you do get hit it will be more serious
Aug 25, 2010   The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
New York City's broad study of years of traffic and crash data have given new insight to the city's transportation safety problems. Cyclists and the elderly are especially vulnerable, according to the report.
Aug 23, 2010   The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal reports on an extensive street redesign plan in New York City to be completed by 2030. The plan is aimed at an especially dangerous area.
Aug 21, 2010   The Wall Street Journal
Recent MTA budget cuts have forced New York City to axe a few of its bus routes, but they've had the effect of spurring a new wave of private bus initiatives.
Aug 20, 2010   Market Urbanism
More capacity for the same cost is the case with double-decker commuter cars -- if they can fit into tunnels, that is. Bi-level train were once more common in the commuter trains serving NYC. However, these cars can have their own disadvantages.
Aug 20, 2010   The New York Times - N.Y/Region
With her Foodprint project, Nicola Twilley wondered what one could learn about a city by looking at it through the lens of food. In this piece on <em>Urban Omnibus</em> she shares what she's learned.
Aug 19, 2010   Urban Omnibus
After decades of decline in their populations, young creative types are fueling the rebirth of Rust Belt cities.
Aug 17, 2010   The New York Times
This op-ed from <em>The New York Times</em> looks at the economics of free parking, and argues that many of those spaces should have a price tag.
Aug 16, 2010   The New York Times