Bill de Blasio

Robert F. Kennedy Bridge

New York Resilience Plan to Get Second Opinion

The price tag for the de Blasio administration’s stormwater and sea-level rise plan rose $1.3 billion after some costly additions. Now some city council members are bringing in a second group to examine the plan.

September 21, 2019 - Crain's New York Business


Advocates Push to Study Racial Impacts of NYC Rezoning

Neighborhood rezonings that disproportionately displace minority residents could violate the Fair Housing Act, advocates say.

April 15, 2019 - Brooklyn Eagle

M42 Bus

Faster Buses Promised by New York Mayor de Blasio

New York City has the slowest buses of any big American city, and Mayor Bill de Blasio aims to speed them up with better bus lane enforcement.

January 15, 2019 - AM New York

Dobbs Ferry

Car Ownership Continues to Rise in New York City

The de Blasio administration says they're committed to the Vision Zero goal of shrinking car ownership, but they don't seem to be doing much to slow its growth.

October 23, 2018 - StreetsBlog NYC

Subway Homeless

More Housing, Less Homelessness

Downzoning and building height restrictions have kept supply well behind demand in New York City, according to this article.

August 20, 2018 - City and State New York


Half of the Emissions from NYC Buildings Come From 2% of the Properties

The Trump and Kushner families are among the owners of the buildings that pollute New York most.

July 3, 2018 - Huffington Post

Horse Carraige

Cars Banned in Central Park

Starting June 27, cars will no longer be allowed to drive through Central Park.

April 23, 2018 - AM New York


Report: NYC Bus System in Crisis

A new report cites decreased ridership and dismal service despite a growing need for more and better routes.

November 28, 2017 - The New York Times

New York Apartments

New York Still Not Tracking Vacancies

Despite de Blasio's campaign promises, the city of New York still doesn't count vacant properties, a negligence that advocates for the homeless have been fighting for years.

November 18, 2017 - Next City

Infrastructure Investment

Op-Ed: New York Needs a New Deal

Infrastructure backlogs: burden or opportunity?

November 11, 2017 - Crain's New York Business

Manhattan Skyline

Manhattan Community Group Resists 'Super Tower'

Plans for an 800-foot tower have attracted well-funded opposition from a community group. Its campaign to regulate the structure's height has spiraled into a big fight.

October 30, 2017 - Politico

Artists' Housing, Beyond the SoHo Loft Model

New York has promised to create 1,500 affordable live/work spaces for artists. Architect Emma Fuller believes that careful consideration of building typologies could make it easier to reach this target.

December 27, 2016 - Soft City


Neighborhoods Push for Benefits in New York Zoning Plan

The Brooklyn neighborhood of Gowanus was recently added to Mayor de Blasio’s sweeping zoning reform plan. But Gowanus also has plans of its own.

August 14, 2016 - New York Times

The Hills of Governors Island

New York City Moving Beyond Manhattan

Citing several recent projects, Alan G. Brake argues that New York City is developing an urban identity that no longer transmits every experience through the lens of Manhattan.

August 2, 2016 - Dezeen

Car Production Line

Designated Zones to Protect New York Manufacturing

Without designated industrial zones, New York manufacturing companies risk losing their facilities to the residential development market. The de Blasio administration has promised some zoning protections for industrial enclaves.

November 13, 2015 - Crain's Business New York

NYC Subway Construction

Debate Over Proposed Utica Avenue Subway Line

One of the suggestions in Mayor Bill de Blasio's OneNYC citywide plan is nothing new: an oft-proposed subway extension down Utica Avenue in Brooklyn. Some question whether the area's relatively low density warrants such an expense.

June 28, 2015 - the transport politic

Pothole Car

Mayoral Op-Ed: U.S. Needs to Play Catch-Up on Transportation

Mayors Bill de Blasio of New York and Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City say federal dollars are the only way to restore crumbling infrastructure. China and Europe are investing heavily, while U.S. rates are at a 20-year low.

May 18, 2015 - New York Times

What Villaraigosa’s Los Angeles Can Teach de Blasio’s New York

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio enters office with strong progressive credentials, similar to those of Los Angeles’ recently-termed-out Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Can New York find lessons from the Los Angeles political experience?

January 14, 2014 - The Nation

De Blasio Looks to Spread Progressive Message Beyond New York

While NYC's outgoing mayor looks to spread the gospel of his city-making success stories, the city's next mayor is already seeking allies from across the country to help solve some of the challenges overlooked by the current administration.

December 17, 2013 - Bloomberg Politics

Front Runner Emerges to Succeed Amanda Burden

As Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio prepares to take office at the beginning of the new year, speculation is growing as to who will succeed Mayor Bloomberg's popular commissioners. The Real Deal floats several candidates to become NYC's next chief planner.

December 5, 2013 - The Real Deal

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