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Parking Reform for Affordable Housing Production

The Regional Plan Association published “Parking Policy Is Housing Policy: How Reducing Parking Requirements Stimulates Affordable Housing Production.”

December 14, 2022 - Regional Plan Association

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The Tide Has Turned Against Open Streets

Once a promising development for advocates pushing for a less car-centric future in cities, the open streets movement has ceded significant ground to cars since the height of the pandemic.

August 14, 2022 - The New York Times

14th Street Busway New York City

How New York City's Appearance Changed Under de Blasio

The former mayor's administration oversaw several major changes in the city's skyline, streets, and public spaces.

January 4, 2022 - The City

Brooklyn, New York City

Editorial Supports Upzoning for Housing Affordability

"Use every tool. Build, build, build," says the New York Daily news editorial board.

January 3, 2022 - New York Daily News

Brooklyn, New York City

Gowanus Rezoning Moving Forward: Could Bring 8,000 New Apartments to Brooklyn

A controversial zoning—one of the last of a de Blasio administration that has rezoned parts of every borough in the city—last week cleared a key City Council committee.

November 14, 2021 - Gothamist

Bus Priority Zones

Bus Lane Plans Continue Retreat in New York City—This Time it's Fifth Avenue

The de Blasio administration caved to the interests of a Manhattan real estate developer and shelved a plan to prioritize bus transit over private automobiles on one of the most famous corridors in the world.

October 26, 2021 - The New York Times

Traffic Safety Advocates

Zero Vision Zero: Streets Deadlier Now Than When De Blasio Started

Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2014 set a goal to eliminate traffic fatalities from New York City. Now, with de Blasio preparing to leave office, more people are dying on the city's streets than when he made that announcement.

October 4, 2021 - The New York Times

Manhattan Retail

Too Much Commercial Zoning for Affordable Housing in SoHo's Controversial Rezoning Plan?

Mayor Bill de Blasio is crossing the finish line of his time in office at the same time as one of the most controversial rezoning processes of his administration.

July 22, 2021 - New York Post

Brooklyn Queens Connector

Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Will Live or Die in the Next Administration

Construction on the Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar, a potential legacy project for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, was supposed to begin in 2019. The fate of the heavily debated project will rest with the next mayor.

March 12, 2021 - NY1 News

Brooklyn Bridge Bike Lane

New Bike Lanes Planned for Two New York City Bridges

The de Blasio administration is offering a parting gift to the city's cyclists.

February 2, 2021 - The New York Times

SoHo Manhattan

NoHo and SoHo Rezoning Controversies, Amplified

One of the big questions of planning is up for debate with a proposed rezoning in the SoHo and NoHo neighborhoods of New York City: Can upzoning be an effective tool for affordability?

September 21, 2020 - CityLimits

Brooklyn Queens Connector

The Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Plan Won't Die

The Brooklyn-Queens Connector, known as the BQX streetcar, was spotted making plans on the Internet earlier this month.

January 23, 2020 - The Architect's Newspaper

Feather River Dam

N.Y.C. Looking at Deal for Canadian Hydroelectricity

The city is considering a contract to purchase hydroelectricity from Quebec and might also provide funding for the energy infrastructure.

November 12, 2019 - Politico

New York Construction

Three Years of New York's Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Program

One of the more aggressive inclusionary zoning programs in the country has been in place long enough to evaluate for lessons regarding the effectiveness of the controversial affordable housing development tool.

September 30, 2019 - Commercial Observer

New York City Traffic

N.Y.C. Takes Steps to Stop Parking Placard Abuse

Transit and cycling advocates say fake and misused placards result in crowded streets and limit mobility.

March 1, 2019 - Politico

Midtown East

Property Owners Jostle for Deals After Midtown East Rezoning

A flurry of air rights purchases have already begun as large property owners take advantage of Midtown East's upzoning. Some big names include JPMorgan Chase and the Archdiocese of New York.

March 1, 2018 - Crain's New York Business

Grand Central

Manhattan's Midtown East Rezoning Wins Critical Approval

A City Council committee's approval of a proposed rezoning of Midtown East represents a big win for the de Blasio Administration. The Bloomberg Administration fell short in an efforts to upzone the neighborhood in 2013.

July 27, 2017 - Crain's New York Business

Hudson Yards

Surveying Developers for Answers to New York City's Housing Crunch

Developers have a lot of opinions about how to fix New York's housing market (probably not a surprise) and not all of them consider themselves to be evil (maybe a little bit of a surprise).

March 31, 2017 - City Limits

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