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23 hours ago
The optics of public transit suffered over the weekend, as a few transit agencies have been commandeered by police and even shut down entirely with little or no notice, stranding protesters and essential workers alike.
New York Daily News
Yesterday
Dr. Sara Cody, the Santa Clara County health officer widely credited for leading the Bay Area into issuing a 6-county shelter-in-place order on March 16, the nation's first, warns that the pace of reopening is too fast.
Los Angeles Times
6 days ago
Sarah Feinberg took over as the interim president of New York City Transit on March 2, 2020. In May 2020, Feinberg rides the subway to a deserted office to begin the work of bringing public transit back from an unprecedented crisis.
Intelligencer - New York Magazine
6 days ago
Large numbers of commercial renters in New York City are missing rent, according to reports.
The New York Times
May 25, 2020, 7am PDT
The usual sounds of the city have subsided, replaced by birds and quiet that at times can be eery and unsettling.
The New York Times
May 25, 2020, 5am PDT
New York City has opened an increasing number of street miles for pedestrians and people on bikes, but far fewer streets have been opened in the neighborhoods that need it most—low income neighborhoods lacking walkable access to parks and open space.
New York Daily News
May 22, 2020, 5am PDT
The NYC Subway Sounds app is a great tool for dealing with nostalgia for the old ways of life.
The Verge
May 21, 2020, 5am PDT
A noticeable increase in subway ridership has been taking place on subway trains in New York City, but not enough to call it a comeback, yet.
StreetsBlog NYC
May 19, 2020, 5am PDT
Some cities are leasing entire hotels to provide rooms for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to infected people, to allow for safe and supportive isolation away from family or household members who risk being infected.
Medium – Bloomberg Cities
May 18, 2020, 10am PDT
As the infection rate at jails in places like New York began to climb, officials started looking for criteria to use in determining which inmates could be released. Then they ran into a familiar but now heightened dilemma.
Shelterforce Magazine
May 18, 2020, 6am PDT
The private non-profit organizations that support half of New York City's public parks anticipate up to a 60% decrease in funding at a time when people rely on parks more than ever before.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 12, 2020, 9am PDT
After a 22% drop in housing starts in March, municipalities and state governments continue to assess whether or not housing construction is essential, weighing factors like workforce safety and availability of construction materials.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
May 12, 2020, 6am PDT
A community group had sued to prevent the construction of a bridge in Clara Coffey Park in New York City. The court ruled in the favor of the city's plans.
StreetsBlog NYC
May 8, 2020, 7am PDT
Some of the most beloved public parks and essential advances in public sanitation can be traced back to their roots in the Cholera outbreaks in the 1800s.
History
May 1, 2020, 6am PDT
With ridership down to 10,000 people per night, and numerous homeless people taking up residence on the subway, New York will no longer run overnight subway service for the foreseeable future.
Gothamist
May 1, 2020, 5am PDT
Could New York City follow in the footsteps of...Vilnius?
Eater New York
April 30, 2020, 8am PDT
Project for Public Spaces urges seven tangible actions for public space managers to support unhoused people during the coronavirus pandemic right now, and moving forward.
Project For Public Spaces
April 30, 2020, 7am PDT
Opponents of dense housing and public transit have seized on the disproportionate death toll originating from the epicenter of the nation's coronavirus outbreak. Is it time for the leaders of New York and New Jersey to admit they acted late?
Slate
April 30, 2020, 5am PDT
A perhaps surprising measure of success has been achieved by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Curbed New York
April 29, 2020, 5am PDT
A controversial but sweeping housing initiative in New York City, one of Mayor Bill de Blasio's signature initiatives, had a full head of steam before the coronavirus. Now it's facing drastic cuts.
Politico