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 Brewster NY from MetroNorth

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.

November 24, 2021 - Albany Times-Union

Penn Station Interior

Post-Cuomo Penn Station Updates Could Move Project Forward

The controversial renovation of Penn Station could move forward with a scaled-back plan.

November 8, 2021 - Curbed

Suburban development in Long Island, NY

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.

April 30, 2021 - Diana Ionescu

New York City

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.

April 4, 2021 - Michael Lewyn

Love

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.

February 5, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

Bike Share Electric Scooters

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.

June 29, 2020 - PIX 11

One57

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.

April 14, 2020 - The Real Deal

Text and Drive

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.

December 20, 2019 - Bloomberg

Manhattan Retail

The Growing Urban Inequality Gap, Visualized

Inequality is growing faster in large metropolitan areas, according to a New York Times data visualization.

December 2, 2019 - The New York Times

New York Biking

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.

November 6, 2019 - The New York Times

HUD’s 2022 Innovative Housing Showcase

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Expanding HUD’s Eviction Protection Grant Program

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on The Edge

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