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The city's police has begun issuing citations and implementing curfews in public parks that became oases of social activity during the pandemic.
Blog post
June 2, 2021, 10am PDT
When you are trying to get people's attention, a city feels very different.
Michael Lewyn
May 27, 2021, 5am PDT
The Vessel is reopening after closing for four months due to a rash of suicides.
New York Post
May 5, 2021, 6am PDT
The debate about whether the pedestrian-oriented changes made to the New York City streetscape during the pandemic should be permanent has a high-profile battleground on Park Avenue.
The New York Times
April 26, 2021, 5am PDT
The city's plan to charge vehicles entering Manhattan's central business district could reduce traffic and raise $1 billion a year for the city's transportation infrastructure.
New York Daily News
April 6, 2021, 5am PDT
With 90 percent of its usual commuters still working from home and a full return to the office highly unlikely, what will become of New York City's towering office buildings?
The New York Times
February 15, 2021, 5am PST
Plans have been approved for the development of 5 World Trade Center, in place of a building damaged on September 11 and eventually torn down.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 19, 2021, 6am PST
New York Governor Cuomo's State of the State speeches last week included an ambitious proposal for a large-scale redevelopment project on Manhattan's west side, adjacent to Penn Station.
New York Post
December 7, 2020, 5am PST
New York is still a place of bold architecture.
November 24, 2020, 5am PST
The new skyscraper being built at 200 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan might be forced by an appeals court to remove 20 floors of the mostly complete building.
November 17, 2020, 5am PST
The New York Department of Transportation is changing the way it plans and manages open streets as political support for the concept wavers.
StreetsBlog NYC
October 1, 2020, 5am PDT
A residential skyscraper proposed for Manhattan's Upper West Side included a mechanical void that predated new rules in the city prohibiting the height-enhancing building practice. A judge still rejected the project as planned.
August 18, 2020, 7am PDT
Public health experts assert that to safely reopen the economy, the coronavirus needs to be contained. In Manhattan, where the virus is largely controlled, chain restaurants are closing while their sister stores in Florida are expanding.
The New York Times
August 14, 2020, 5am PDT
The Upper West Side of Manhattan is embroiled in controversy as local residents react badly to at-risk New Yorkers being housed in a local hotel for safety during the pandemic.
West Side Rag
July 28, 2020, 5am PDT
The New York Appellate Division's First Department made short work of a ruling that reinstated the Inwood NYC Action Plan, which a lower court dismissed in December 2019.
City Limits
July 20, 2020, 5am PDT
In Manhattan, the space devoted to cars and car-related infrastructure takes up an area four times larger than Central Park. What would New York City look like if it divested from cars?
The New York Times
July 13, 2020, 5am PDT
With a benchmark success in demanding rights for the community during an ongoing rezoning process in Inwood, a neighborhood in Manhattan, a new generation of community-led resistance to top-down planning is coalescing in New York City.
July 3, 2020, 5am PDT
With travel restrictions requiring quarantines for many out-of-state visitors to New York City, the normal hordes of tourists on New York's High Line will be absent for months to come.
The Washington Post
June 25, 2020, 6am PDT
Introducing the proposed Queens Ribbon Bridge, a $100 million idea to connect Manhattan to Long Island City in Queens, by way of Roosevelt Island.
The New York Times
June 22, 2020, 6am PDT
City officials in New York are discussing the possibility of converting a car traffic lane on the Brooklyn Bridge for use by people on bikes.
Brooklyn Paper