A photographer in the Brooklyn DA's office discovered a tiny model subway used in court cases, and decided it was a perfect set for her pet hamster.
Dec 4, 2009 newyorkshitty.com
On Thanksgiving, the NYPD effectively turned West 61st street into a private playground for guests of the Trump Tower.
Dec 4, 2009 The New York Times
A 'staggering' number of the bridges used by Amtrak trains in and around New York City are in poor or worse condition.
Dec 3, 2009 The New York Post
Calling it redundant, NYC's DOT has chosen to sandblast 14 blocks of a Bedford Avenue bike lane away.
Dec 2, 2009 Streetsblog New York City
Lessons from the Bronx: A community can halt a road expansion project if they get involved and make their voices heard. In this case, the NY DOT listened and thus chose not to widen exit ramps during a rehabilitation project on the Major Deegan.
Nov 30, 2009 Mott Haven Herald
In the midst of discussions over "food deserts" (areas of town with no access to fresh groceries, usually poor urban neighborhoods) comes news that a program creating food stamps for farmers markets is booming in New York City.
Nov 29, 2009 The New York Times
Public housing projects have been a thorn in the paw of New York City for years. The city is trying to figure out what to do with the perennially problem-plagued housing projects. Some groups say redevelopment is the answer.
Nov 27, 2009 City Limits
A New York Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a private developer, who plans to build a basketball arena in Brooklyn, validating the state's use of eminent domain on his behalf. A local group says the fight is just beginning.
Nov 24, 2009 The New York Times
Queens and Brooklyn homeowners may soon be prohibited from converting front yards into parking pads if a set of regulations is approved. The loss of street parking from new curb cuts was cited as a reason, along with aesthetics.
Nov 23, 2009 New York Times-N.Y./Region (blog)
A group called New Yorkers for Safe Transit has called attention to the continual problem of female subway riders being ogled, groped, flashed, harassed and attacked.
Nov 23, 2009 The New York Times