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two riders wearing masks during the covid-19 pandemic exit a blue city bus in the Bronx in New York City.

Redesigned Local Bus Network Launches in the Bronx

A redesigned bus network in the Bronx, planned since October 2019, is now live.

June 27, 2022 - Mass Transit

View of New York City apartment buildings.

New York City Approves Rent Hikes on Rent-Stabilized Apartments

The rent increases, which the Rent Guidelines Board deemed necessary to support “mom and pop” landlords, will affect two million residents.

June 26, 2022 - The New York Times

Close-up of Brooklyn Bridge station elevator

New York City Subway Pledges To Increase Accessibility

After two lawsuits, the New York subway system has announced a 33-year timeline for making 95 percent of its stations fully accessible.

June 23, 2022 - The New York Times

Union Station, Burlington, Vermont

After Seven Decades, Burlington-to-New York City Train Returns

Starting in July, Amtrak will begin running a daily passenger train between Vermont and New York City.

June 22, 2022 - Travel + Leisure

A closeup of rows of buildings lined by old fashioned windows in New York City.

One Year, Zero Conversions: New York Revamps its Hotels-to-Housing Program

The Housing Our Neighbors with Dignity Act (HONDA) was intended to convert dormant hotels into sorely needed housing. So far the law hasn’t worked as intended.

June 22, 2022 - CityLimits

New York City Air Conditioners

A New Housing ‘Blueprint’ for New York City

With every new mayoral administration in New York City comes a new plan for addressing the city’s housing affordability crisis. Now it’s Mayor Adams’s turn.

June 17, 2022 - The New York Times

Lincoln Tunnel

Congestion Pricing Would Make New Yorkers Drive Less, Ride Transit More, Survey Says

Almost half of New Yorkers would drive less if a long-awaited congestion pricing plan is implemented in Manhattan, according to a recent poll.

June 14, 2022 - AMNY

A large group of glass covered skyscrapers rises above the Hudson River in Manhattan, with several new buildings under construction visible too.

Scandal: Large-Scale Developments Approved Without Architect's Involvement

A New York Times investigation has revealed evidence of a development company repeatedly misleading the New York City Department of Buildings.

June 14, 2022 - The New York Times

The interior of the new Terminal B arrivals and departures hall at LaGuardia Airport

LaGuardia Airport Redesign Fails To Address Key Concerns

After an $8 billion renovation, critics of the much-maligned airport claim the design is disjointed, while public transit access to the new terminals remains minimal.

June 12, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

Manhattan Skyline

Manhattan’s Population Is on the Rebound

After the ‘urban exodus’ brought on by the pandemic, most of New York City’s boroughs are regaining their population.

June 10, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

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HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

International Real Estate Strategies and Deal Negotiation

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

Affordable Housing: Principles for Changing Domestic and Global Markets

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

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