Bloomberg Administration

Evaluating Bloomberg’s Massive Rezoning Efforts

While the rezoning of neighborhoods like West Chelsea garnered plenty of attention, less analysis has been devoted to the impacts of zoning changes enacted by the Bloomberg Administration in places like Ozone Park.

February 25, 2014 - Capital New York

NYC's Street Design Revolution in 25 Images

The transformation in the way New York's streets are designed, used and conceived is one of the most visible legacies of the Bloomberg administration. Branden Klayko assembles before and after images of 25 of the city's transformative road diets.

January 31, 2014 - The Architect's Newspaper Blog

Does de Blasio Have the Tools to Reverse New York's Growing Inequality?

Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio's quest to reduce New York City's growing inequality is an admirable one, and a message that has clearly resonated with voters. But do local leaders have the tools to achieve such goals?

September 19, 2013 - The Daily Beast

"Now or Never" as Developers Clamor for Approvals Before Bloomberg Departs

Apparently the construction boom that's taken place over the last 12 years in New York hasn't quenched developers' appetites to build. Many are pushing to get their projects approved before the development-friendly administration leaves office.

September 9, 2013 - Crain's New York Business

Does NYC Mayoral Front-Runner's Friendliness to Developers Betray His Message?

As New Yorkers prepare to vote in tomorrow's mayoral primaries, Democrat Bill de Blasio's "tale of two cities" critique of the Bloomberg years has resonated with voters. But when it comes to land use, do his policies promise more of the same?

September 9, 2013 - The Wall Street Journal

Can New York's Most Suburban Borough Develop a Real Downtown?

Laura Kusisto looks at plans set to be unveiled this week for revitalizing Staten Island's north shore neighborhoods - one of the Bloomberg administration's top priorities in its waning days.

June 25, 2013 - The Wall Street Journal

Developers and Unions Lobby NYC to Expand Midtown East Upzoning

Former adversaries - developers along with labor and the construction industry - have formed "an unusual alliance" to push the Bloomberg administration to consider more expansive development rights for the area around Grand Central Terminal.

February 1, 2013 - The New York Times

Finding Mayor Bloomberg's Fingerprints on a Transformed New York

As the end of the Bloomberg Era in New York draws to a close, The Architect's Newspaper goes agency by agency exploring how the Mayor has steered the forces of NYC real estate to meet goals for a cleaner, greener, and more equitable city.

August 26, 2012 - The Architect's Newspaper

NYC's Progressive Parks Chief Heads for Greener Pastures

After a decade overseeing a historic expansion of the city's park system, New York City's longtime parks commissioner Adrian Benepe has announced he's stepping down, reports David W. Chen.

June 18, 2012 - The New York Times

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