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6 hours ago
Ventilator availability is a major indicator for states in the South and West that are seeing record hospitalizations, but in New York, where Gov. Cuomo announced that New York City had moved to Phase III of reopening, the topic was ventilation.
Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Yesterday
Two development markets charged by an early 2000s rezoning will test the reach of the coronavirus in New York City's development market.
The New York Times
2 days ago
More and more New Yorkers will face the prospect of encroaching seas in the coming decades, and the unwanted choice of whether to stay or to go.
Inside Climate News
2 days ago
Buses in New York City are proving to be a crucial tool as New York recovers from a brutal experience at the beginning of the pandemic.
The New York Times
3 days ago
The al fresco streets concept is coming to New York City.
StreetsBlog NYC
6 days ago
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 29, 2020, 5am PDT
The City Council has legalized electric scooters and bikes. A citywide shared electric scooter pilot program is expected by early 2021.
PIX 11
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 23, 2020, 6am PDT
According to advocates, the relative affluence of Gowanus is the reason a plan to rezone the neighborhood must move forward.
The Real Deal
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
June 18, 2020, 6am PDT
The Regional Plan Association is calling on New York City to implement an ambitious plan to transform the city into a world class city for biking—for the benefit of the public health and economic realities of the pandemic and beyond.
Regional Plan Association
June 17, 2020, 6am PDT
New York City is appealing a judge's decision to toss the Inwood NYC Action Plan, approved by the city in 2018. Next City describes the racial justice implications of the court case and the plan.
Next City
June 10, 2020, 5am PDT
While it falls short of a more ambitious proposal pitched by the MTA recently, a new plan to expand bus priority on the streets of New York City would mark a significant expansion of a trend that started on 14th Street in Manhattan.
StreetsBlog NYC
June 8, 2020, 9am PDT
The last of the ten economic regions in the Empire State opened for Phase One on June 8. Transportation planners fear massive traffic congestion as residents and workers may abandon the subway due to concerns about being infected by the coronavirus.
The New York Times
June 7, 2020, 5am PDT
New York City Transit wants to make improved bus transit a feature of the post-pandemic recovery in New York City.
StreetsBlog NYC
June 1, 2020, 9am PDT
The optics of public transit suffered over the weekend, as a few transit agencies have been commandeered by police and even shut down entirely with little or no notice, stranding protesters and essential workers alike.
New York Daily News
Feature
June 1, 2020, 7am PDT
Perceptions of what makes density either "good" or "bad" have shifted over the years, and the pandemic is likely to precipitate another shift.
Fanis Grammenos
May 27, 2020, 5am PDT
Sarah Feinberg took over as the interim president of New York City Transit on March 2, 2020. In May 2020, Feinberg rides the subway to a deserted office to begin the work of bringing public transit back from an unprecedented crisis.
Intelligencer - New York Magazine
May 25, 2020, 7am PDT
The usual sounds of the city have subsided, replaced by birds and quiet that at times can be eery and unsettling.
The New York Times
May 25, 2020, 5am PDT
New York City has opened an increasing number of street miles for pedestrians and people on bikes, but far fewer streets have been opened in the neighborhoods that need it most—low income neighborhoods lacking walkable access to parks and open space.
New York Daily News