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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

Marcus Garvey Park

Aging New York City Parks in Desperate Need of Repairs

The city’s parks are facing a crisis on the horizon resulting from a lack of maintenance and growing capital improvement needs.

November 3, 2019 - City Limits

Brooklyn, New York City

A Theory of Gentrification—And Where It Goes Wrong

Does gentrification always follow massive disinvestment?

November 1, 2019 - Michael Lewyn

New York Subway Stairs

$5.5 Billion Plan for More Elevators in the N.Y.C. Subway

The city’s subway system is lagging in station accessibility, but the MTA has a plan to add elevators to 70 stations.

October 10, 2019 - The New York Times

Freeway

Infrastructure vs. Housing

Do shortages of infrastructure justify restrictive zoning?

September 22, 2019 - Michael Lewyn

Nice Tramway

France's Transit Ridership Booms as the USA's Busts

Large American cities are losing bus and train riders, but in France, most cities have seen the opposite trend.

September 15, 2019 - theTransportPolitic

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

New York City's Transportation Future Hindered by a Dysfunctional Present

Too many innovative proposals to solve the city’s biggest transportation problems fall by the wayside.

September 5, 2019 - Intelligencer - New York Magazine

Bike Lane New York

Vision Zero Is Not Improving Bike Safety

The initiative focuses on safety, but fatalities are up and ridership growth is down in New York City. How is Vision Zero missing the mark?

August 26, 2019 - Jalopnik

Self Driving Car

Autonomous Shuttle Service Up and Running in Brooklyn

The AV shuttles transporting passengers around the Brooklyn Navy Yard offer a chance to see the technology in action.

August 18, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

Brooklyn Brownstones

Controversial N.Y.C. Housing Program Under Fire

The Third Party Transfer program lets the city transfer ownership of delinquent properties, but it unfairly targets communities of color, say critics.

August 9, 2019 - Curbed New York

Helicopter New York City

The Elite Helicopter Commutes of N.Y.C.

Helicopters are an exclusive mode that lets those who can afford it avoid the time and inconveniences of on-the-ground travel. But, say critics, it just highlights the gap between the city's haves and have-nots.

August 8, 2019 - The New York Times

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