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8 hours ago
A recent report presents evidence that fewer New Yorkers are choosing bikes as an alternative form of transportation.
New York Post
2 days ago
The price tag for the de Blasio administration’s stormwater and sea-level rise plan rose $1.3 billion after some costly additions. Now some city council members are bringing in a second group to examine the plan.
Crain's New York Business
6 days ago
The latest arrival on the shared mobility scene are Revel mopeds, part of the next generation of devices offering an alternative to car travel.
Slate
6 days ago
There are some very large contingencies still left to resolve (like funding from the federal government) but revenues generated from congestion pricing are allowing for new levels of transit infrastructure spending.
Politico
September 11, 2019, 6am PDT
The latest mobility survey conducted by the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has some bad news about congestion and travel times.
Curbed New York
September 10, 2019, 11am PDT
And other perhaps surprising data from the multi-family housing development industry.
Jersey Digs
September 7, 2019, 11am PDT
Technology is changing the game of real estate in New York City. The technology behind the revolution, called proptech, is only going to become more critical as cities respond to climate change.
Crain's New York Business
September 6, 2019, 5am PDT
A rational consumer might have anticipated the anxieties brought on by such small, expensive portable devices. Now the public is paying the price in the.
Gothamist
September 5, 2019, 5am PDT
Too many innovative proposals to solve the city’s biggest transportation problems fall by the wayside.
Intelligencer - New York Magazine
Feature
September 4, 2019, 5am PDT
Mitchell Silver, commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, former planning director of Raleigh, and former president of the APA, discusses the aspirations and realities of a long, successful career in planning.
James Brasuell
September 3, 2019, 7am PDT
The new Kosciuszko Bridge offers multi-modal passage between boroughs, views to the Manhattan skyline, and probably impossible promises of congestion reduction.
The New York Times
September 2, 2019, 7am PDT
Perched on the northeastern tip of Staten Island next to the ferry terminal, Empire Outlets has only filled 26 of its 75 storefronts since a grand opening in May.
The City
August 28, 2019, 6am PDT
The agency is selling land outside of the city on a commuter rail line in a move that could become more common as a revenue-generating strategy.
CityLab
August 27, 2019, 11am PDT
José Alzorriz was killed while waiting on a bike at a red light. An SUV, T-boned by a red light-runner, literally flew into him.
The New York Times
August 27, 2019, 5am PDT
The city is expanding outreach to homeless people in order to move them off the subway and steer them toward housing and social services.
Smart Cities Dive
August 26, 2019, 12pm PDT
While the state of New York would surely lover federal help in building out several infrastructure projects around New York City, a tweet from President Trump over the weekend seemed to overpromise regarding the Second Avenue Subway.
Crain's New York Business
August 26, 2019, 6am PDT
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?
Jalopnik
August 22, 2019, 6am PDT
A design competition focuses on the many tiny and often irregularly shaped vacant lots of New York City.
Curbed New York
August 21, 2019, 5am PDT
The Regional Plan Association (RPA) is responding to a spate of fatalities on the streets of New York city. The question remains whether the city's will response will be effective in improving traffic safety.
Curbed New York
August 19, 2019, 8am PDT
New York City, which earlier this decade ago experienced wild controversy surrounding the addition of bike lanes and bikeshare to city streets, is once again faced with a battle of drivers versus bike lanes.
The New York Times