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What was promised as the tallest building in the world built by modular construction is delayed and the subject of lawsuits. State documents, recently made public, describe water damage, tolerance challenges, and unanticipated repairs.
18 hours ago   City Limits
Once again, chronic delays on New Jersey Transit's rail lines in and out of Manhattan serve as a reminder of Gov. Christie's ill fated decision to cancel replacement of the two aging Hudson River tunnels to Penn Station.
Jul 24, 2015   The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
This story broke, moved toward City Council action, then broke again—all in a New York minute.
Jul 23, 2015   New York Times
An op-ed by Mayor Bill de Blasio declares that the time has come to regulate transportation companies like Uber.
Jul 20, 2015   New York Daily News
New York City's bike share program, Citi Bike, enjoys a greater percentage of female cyclists that the city as a whole, but still only reaches 25 percent. The problem is typical of bike share programs in the United States.
Jul 20, 2015   The New York Times N.Y. / Region
With big plans come big responsibilities. Will a massive wave of development investment headed for Staten Island be met with a commensurate investment in infrastructure?
Jul 16, 2015   Staten Island Advance
Construction has begun on the world’s first residential high-rise to meet Passive House standards: a dorm tower on Cornell Tech’s much-anticipated Roosevelt Island campus in New York City.
Jul 16, 2015   The Planning Report
New York City and San Jose have expanded or added rules that temporarily close some of their streets to automobile traffic. This continues a string of successes for the open streets movement.
Jul 15, 2015   Next City
New York City is considering a cap on the number of new for-hire drivers (including transportation network companies) while the city studies the impact of for-hire vehicles on the city's congestion.
Jul 13, 2015   BuzzFeed News
A new book examines the convoluted history of one of the country's most controversial infrastructure projects.
Jul 10, 2015   WNYC
The foundation is being laid for the world's largest Ferris wheel on State Island. Will it succeed where so many efforts to bring tourists to the Fifth Borough have failed?
Jul 9, 2015   The New York Times