New York City

New York Subway

New York MTA Seeks New Funding Sources

The agency plans to negotiate new options for operational funding as farebox and toll revenue lingers far below pre-pandemic levels.

August 9, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

Oonee secure bike parking pod on New York City street

NYC Bike Advocates Call for More Secure Bike Parking

While the city waits to evaluate data, advocates argue that recent demonstration projects have already proven the popularity of secure bike parking.

August 8, 2022 - Streetsblog New York City

Brooklyn, New York City

Gowanus Rezoning Clears Post-Approval Legal Hurdle

The saga of the Gowanus Neighborhood Planning Study, approved by New York City at the end of 2021, continues into the summer of 2022. Opponents claimed the Gowanus rezoning ran afoul of the state’s environment law. A county judge dismissed the case.

August 3, 2022 - Brooklyn Paper

Rendering of tiered park with trees and benches at Battery Place

In Battery Park City, Public Infrastructure Meets Climate Resilience

A massive project underway in Lower Manhattan seeks to protect the shoreline from future flooding and mitigate the effects of climate change and rising sea levels.

August 1, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

New York City Subway

Transit Faces a Fiscal Cliff in New York City—Sooner Than Expected

It's like March 2020 all over again.

July 27, 2022 - The City

A rider on a Citibike on a bike lane in New York City

New York Could Use Cameras To Keep Drivers Out of Bike Lanes

A proposed state bill would permit New York City’s transportation department to install up to 50 cameras that would monitor bike lane violations, with drivers that block bike lanes facing a $50 fine.

July 26, 2022 - CityLab

Exterior view of Penn Station, Manhattan

Penn Station Redevelopment Moves Forward

Empire State Redevelopment unanimously voted to support the planned redevelopment of Midtown Manhattan’s much-maligned Penn Station.

July 25, 2022 - The Architect's Newspaper

Green painted and protected bike lane on Centre Street

Work Begins To Improve Brooklyn Bridge Bike Lane

The city plans to make conditions safer for bikes and pedestrians on and around the Brooklyn Bridge bike lane, which opened to much fanfare—and some disappointment—last year.

July 20, 2022 - Streetsblog New York City

New York City Air Conditioners

New York City Issues Nearly All Its Housing Vouchers

After a slow start to the program, the city has distributed 91 percent of the housing vouchers issued through the American Rescue Act. Now housing agencies must help recipients actually find housing.

July 19, 2022 - City Limits

Storefront window for Gorillas fast-delivery store in New York City "Store to door in 10 min!"

New York Councilmembers Seek Action Against Cashless ‘Fast-Delivery’ Stores

After the city instituted a ban on cashless businesses, calling the model discriminatory against poor New Yorkers who rely on cash transactions, a study found that more than 80 percent of new fast-delivery stores don’t accept cash.

July 13, 2022 - Gothamist

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