The New Suburbia...Or Whatever It's Called

How Nassau County, New York, is trying to reinvent its "old suburb" status and serve as a model for suburban evolution.
January 11, 2006, 6am PST | David Gest
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"...in a bid for a new suburban logic, and on the verge of what is widely expected to be a dark-horse race for governor, the Nassau County executive, Thomas R. Suozzi, has conducted a quiet campaign in the past year to reimagine this piece of paved-over and strangely invisible suburban landscape as a place not to pass, but at which to arrive...in the undertaking, Nassau County, one of New York's oldest suburbs, joins a raft of others in trying to figure out how to solve what planners consider a cluster of fundamental problems facing every aging suburban community in the United States. That is, how to use what little building space is left while competing with revitalized cities for new people and new business, and all the while staying 'suburban.'"

Thanks to Todd Seidel

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Published on Monday, January 9, 2006 in The New York Times
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