January 29, 2016, 5am PST
A satirical New Yorker article nails the perpetual debate between New York and Los Angeles.
January 27, 2016, 8am PST
The creators of A Marvelous Order—an opera based on the lives of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs—have released a video providing a first peek at the songs and ideas behind the opera.
January 27, 2016, 5am PST
Take a visual tour of the changes that transformed Queens Boulevard.
January 20, 2016, 10am PST
This past April, the Landmarks Law turned 50. Its legacy and impact has been inconsequential for shaping the urban environment.
January 19, 2016, 12pm PST
About 80 percent of New York City's greenhouse gas emissions come from its building stock, so the city's goal to cut emissions 80 percent by 2050 will hinge on aggressive retrofitting requirements in addition to new green building standards.
January 15, 2016, 1pm PST
The $5.46 billion sale last October for the private 83 acres of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village barely topped the prior world record set for the same property in 2006 and preserved 5,000 apartments for middle income renters.
January 15, 2016, 10am PST
The U.S.Treasury Department will begin identifying and tracking secret buyers of high-end luxury real estate in Manhattan and Miami Dade County because of concerns about the illicit flow of money.
January 14, 2016, 10am PST
SoHo, a Manhattan neighborhood full of luxury apartments and a median income of $111,000/year, must accept a new facility that includes a garage for sanitation trucks. Why, and how will it test the city's commitment to infrastructure design?
January 13, 2016, 10am PST
Proposed zoning changes would allow residents to build "as-of-right" in Staten Island's "natural" districts.
January 11, 2016, 1pm PST
The Washington Post performs a sort of reverse archaeology: looking skyward to the heights of building for a record of the country's economic fortunes.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
January 11, 2016, 8am PST
An earlier post on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's big capital project proposal this week gave barely a mention of his new plans for the renovation, or rebirth, of Penn Station, America's busiest rail station.
January 8, 2016, 10am PST
The New York governor continues his tour of New York, promoting his big ticket capital agenda, yet not suggesting any means to pay for them. Worse yet, he restricts new funding options, like increased tolls, adding costs to the transportation budget.
January 7, 2016, 5am PST
A victory lap for one of the organizations spearheading the MillionTreesNYC program, which after eight years of effort succeeded where many other cities have failed.
New York Restoration Project
January 6, 2016, 12pm PST
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown provides insight into one of the nation's most significant planning efforts.
January 6, 2016, 7am PST
Robert Moses, that is—Gov. Cuomo is looking to the planning icon for inspiration in a package of infrastructure proposals announced this week.
January 6, 2016, 6am PST
In case you were wondering if any state gas taxes, other than Utah as previously posted, changed on New Years Day—eight others did, but only slightly, due to required, automatic adjustments. Most telling was that more went down than up.
January 6, 2016, 5am PST
Streetsblog presents a look back, with some snark involved, at the year that was in transportartion.
January 5, 2016, 7am PST
The changes sweeping New York City include the end of Manhattan's Music Row.
January 4, 2016, 11am PST
Commuters working in New York City and Washington, D.C. will now enjoy transit tickets and passes purchased using pre-tax income.
January 4, 2016, 10am PST
Traffic deaths dropped by 27 in 2015 to 230, a reduction of over 10 percent from 2014. Pedestrian deaths decreased only slightly. Bicyclists fared better: deaths dropped by 30 percent.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region