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New York City

December 6, 2019, 7am PST
Manhattan Valley has seen little development, but an influx of young families, new restaurants, and a community-driven planning effort are stirring the pot.
Crain's New York Business
December 4, 2019, 5am PST
An interactive feature reveals the origins and design choices of the New York Subway map.
The New York Times
December 2, 2019, 5am PST
Pedestrians will have room to roam around until well after the New Year in New York City.
New York Post
November 27, 2019, 6am PST
MTA reassured disoriented New Yorkers that it's flooding subway entrances on purpose, to test barriers that it hopes will guard the system against another Sandy.
Quartz
November 25, 2019, 5am PST
2019 was the first year in which New York City's Department of Transportation kept affected bike lanes open during the UN's General Assembly. That should be a sign of things to come, advocates argue.
StreetsBlog NYC
November 22, 2019, 10am PST
As other cities take daring steps to reclaim their streets, a car ban in downtown Boston doesn’t seem so implausible.
Curbed Boston
November 22, 2019, 6am PST
Johnny Simon shares the work of artist Marc Yankus, who created a series of images that remove people, cars, and animals from images of New York City.
Quartzy
November 19, 2019, 5am PST
A large affordable housing development will be built on the former site of a hospital in the Rockaway Peninsula neighborhood of Queens.
Crain's New York Business
November 18, 2019, 2pm PST
Architects are uniquely positioned to reduce global warming, argues the CEO of Urban Green Council—but first they need to rethink their role.
The Architectural League of New York
November 18, 2019, 6am PST
A plan to build a flood barrier between Manhattan and the East River overcame some last minute controversy on its way to approval this month.
Crain's New York Business
Blog post
November 14, 2019, 2pm PST
Evaluating New York City's new law designed to facilitate bus, pedestrian, and bike travel.
Michael Lewyn
November 12, 2019, 10am PST
The city is considering a contract to purchase hydroelectricity from Quebec and might also provide funding for the energy infrastructure.
Politico
November 11, 2019, 1pm PST
An editorial cites newly released analysis of changes on the North Brooklyn Waterfront since a 2005 rezoning.
The New York Post
November 10, 2019, 5am PST
The rezoning of the neighborhood of Gowanus in Brooklyn is providing opportunities for local politicians to address local needs.
Crain's New York Business
November 8, 2019, 12pm PST
The New York Times notes the gentrification of Fort Greene, but caters to the people would looking for places to live in the neighborhood.
The New York Times
November 8, 2019, 6am PST
Two jokes in one: The Onion reports a totally fake news story about New York builds a super expensive fake subway station just to bust fare evaders.
The Onion
November 7, 2019, 5am PST
A new law will reorganize the city’s trash collection network and reduce the number of sanitation trucks crisscrossing the city.
Crain's New York Business
November 6, 2019, 5am PST
New York City will create green waves by adjusting traffic signals to keep cyclists moving, even when drivers will have to slow down.
The New York Times
November 5, 2019, 5am PST
Newly proposed legislation in the New York State Senate would bar cities from setting limits on the number of food vendors operating in the public realm.
New York Post
November 3, 2019, 5am PST
The city’s parks are facing a crisis on the horizon resulting from a lack of maintenance and growing capital improvement needs.
City Limits