New York

July 20, 2006, 6am PDT
Responding to a housing crunch, Manhattan volunteers will count all abandoned properties in the city this weekend in an effort to utilize any and all buildings available. The count is aimed at identifying new sites for affordable housing.
City Limits
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.
The Village Voice
July 10, 2006, 9am PDT
A case in New York has reasserted a centuries-old law allowing a user of someone else's land to acquire title without paying for it.
The New York Times
July 5, 2006, 10am PDT
Critics in New York City cite that community groups and city officials are often swayed to approve projects by unrelated freebies provided by the developer.
The New York Times
July 4, 2006, 7am PDT
Writer and professor Deborah Tannen compares the experiences of American women who were molested on public transit with those of Greek women who are markedly less tolerant of such behavior.
The New York Times
July 2, 2006, 1pm PDT
Dan Barry conjures up unintended uses for DiamlerChrysler new ultracompact Smart Car.
The New York Times
June 30, 2006, 8am PDT
A resident of New York City offers multimedia impressions of the city, its modes of transport, and environmental history.
June 22, 2006, 7am PDT
A novelist takes on Gehry's gargantuan Atlantic Yards project, proposed for Brooklyn.
June 21, 2006, 11am PDT
Since 2002, the combination of falling incomes and rising rents has significantly increased the burden housing costs impose upon New York City's households, especially those earning less than 80% of the median income.
The New York Times
June 20, 2006, 10am PDT
A portrait of the career of Lee Koppelman, chief of Suffolk County's planning department and executive director of the Long Island Regional Planning Board.
June 19, 2006, 2pm PDT
The Frank Gehry-designed Grand Avenue project in downtown Los Angeles looks to a well-known Manhattan urban landmark for inspiration. Will it work?
June 16, 2006, 8am PDT
Wendell Cox weighs the true costs over the reported costs of creating a high speed train system for cities between San Diego and Sacramento. He offers opposition to a very expensive and likely underused project.
Orange County Register
June 15, 2006, 1pm PDT
New York's No. 7 subway line travels through one of America's most diverse 9.5 miles.
The Christian Science Monitor
June 14, 2006, 6am PDT
As the area's tax base dwindles, job growth has also slowed, according to recent census figures that show a reduction in the number of young adults.
The New York Times
June 13, 2006, 9am PDT
At an estimated cost of $1 billion dollars, the September 11th memorial is being sent back for a more cost-efficient design.
The New York Times
June 12, 2006, 2pm PDT
New Yorkers are not quite sure who is reponsible for the delayed redevelopment of Ground Zero.
The Los Angeles Times
June 9, 2006, 10am PDT
By a 3-2 vote, the Village of Saranac Lake in the Adirondack mountains of New York decides not to complete an environmental review for a Wal-Mart store.
The Press Republican (Northeastern New York)
June 7, 2006, 10am PDT
A young couple leaves a spacious, affordable Chicago apartment to live in a cramped East Village, Manhattan apartment. Slide show with audio and related article describe their old and new digs, as well as the arduous hunt for their new home.
The New York Times
June 6, 2006, 10am PDT
According to NYC's Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the average rental price in the city is $1000. And that includes five boroughs and non-regulated apartments of all shapes and sizes.
The New York Times
June 6, 2006, 9am PDT
While cities that have never suffered terrorism are receiving large increases in homeland security funding, New York City's allocation is being cut by 40 percent after faulty analysis omits reference to iconic sites, critics charge.
New York Daily News