Main Street Redevelopment Hopes To Lure NYC Commuters to Village of Brewster
Officials in the Village of Brewster, a community of just over 2,000 people in New York's Putnam County, hope a redesign of their downtown will attract new residents who want to escape the clamor of the city.
Post-Cuomo Penn Station Updates Could Move Project Forward
The controversial renovation of Penn Station could move forward with a scaled-back plan.
What Is Levittown?
Known as the archetypal post-war American suburb, Levittown was the first mass-produced housing development and set a standard for planned subdivisions for decades to come.
Does Zoning Create a Vicious Circle—Or Can It Fix Itself?
Ideally, planners could balance homeowners' interests in zoning against the public good, liberalizing zoning when prices got too high. But this may be politically impossible.
Is the Pandemic Improving Affordable Housing Asset Management?
Resident services has long been the first to be cut in hard times—but for some housing providers that may be changing.
Electric Bikes and Scooters Legalized in New York City
The City Council has legalized electric scooters and bikes. A citywide shared electric scooter pilot program is expected by early 2021.
Office-to-Residential Conversions Considered as Workers Go Remote
Reduced demand for office space after coronavirus could lead New York landlords to consider the conversion of offices to residential spaces.
Distracted Driving—Still a Problem and a Threat to Public Safety
Even with laws limiting or prohibiting the use of devices while driving, motorists continue to make calls and text while driving.
The Growing Urban Inequality Gap, Visualized
Inequality is growing faster in large metropolitan areas, according to a New York Times data visualization.
Signal Priority in N.Y.C. to Make Streets Safer for Cyclists
New York City will create green waves by adjusting traffic signals to keep cyclists moving, even when drivers will have to slow down.
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