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January 6, 2021, 6am PST
One piece of New York City's Better Buses Action Plan has been relieved of legal resistance.
amNew York
October 14, 2020, 6am PDT
Two new buildings are under construction at Hunters Point South and will contain 719 units of affordable housing.
The New York Times
September 10, 2020, 5am PDT
New York is a city of superlatives. A new series of walking tours around the city, led by the New York Times architecture critic, draws out the many examples of the city's exceptionalism.
The New York Times
August 19, 2020, 10am PDT
COVID-19 deaths topped 5,000 in Los Angeles County last week as deaths continue to mount due to a hasty reopening after an early shutdown. The center of the of outbreak in California now shifts to the Central Valley.
Los Angeles Times
August 16, 2020, 5am PDT
Or a historic preservation fight, 34 years in the making, depending on your perspective.
Queens Daily Eagle
July 8, 2020, 5am PDT
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
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
March 18, 2020, 11am PDT
A proposed development project in Queens would be the largest housing project built in New York City since the 1970s.
CityLab
December 7, 2019, 7am PST
As non-owner-occupied homes increase in number in Queens neighborhoods, it's becoming harder for immigrants to afford a first home.
Next City
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
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
August 18, 2019, 5am PDT
A rezoning process for a neighborhood in Queens will allow homes to be built wider and deeper. Supporters say the space is needed for large families.
The City
August 15, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new report from the New York Department of City Planning has found that storefront vacancy may not be a one-answer citywide problem. Vacancies were found to be concentrated in certain neighborhoods, and the reasons appear to be varied.
6sqft
August 15, 2019, 5am PDT
It's been six months since Amazon rescinded its plans to build a second headquarters in New York City. The neighborhood planned for the facility could still see a huge benefit from an ambitious development, according to this opinion.
Crain's New York Business
August 9, 2019, 6am PDT
The Third Party Transfer program lets the city transfer ownership of delinquent properties, but it unfairly targets communities of color, say critics.
Curbed New York
June 16, 2019, 5am PDT
The Regional Plan Association recently released a report targeting the climate risks associated with the older housing stock in Central Queens, New York City.
QNS
May 23, 2019, 5am PDT
The city of New York has made initial moves toward developing a plan to replace the failed Amazon Headquarters development in Long Island City, Queens.
Politico
May 8, 2019, 7am PDT
People who can't vote can still have a say in the processes by which their neighborhoods are planned and developed. An example from New York City illustrates the point.
Next City
April 11, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Big Apple may claim the nation's highest public transit ridership, but it ranks well below average in its use of freight rail. Two small short line railroads are at the center of a $100 million investment to reduce truck reliance.
The New York Times
February 21, 2019, 9am PST
Last week, Amazon abruptly canceled its decision to invest about $2.5 billion and bring 25,000 high-paying jobs to Queens. A scholar blames their abrupt decision on an arcane state bureaucracy tasked with preventing Robert Moses-like takings.
Politico Magazine