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Aerial view of small town of Beacon, New York in the Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley City Bans Fossil Fuels in New Construction

Beacon will require all-electric appliances in new buildings starting next year.

March 23, 2023 - Food & Water Watch

Black and blue bags of trash piled on a New York City sidewalk

New York Garbage ‘Containerization’ Pilot Not Replicable at Scale

The city’s sanitation department says the program, while successful on one block, would be too difficult and expensive to implement citywide.

March 21, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

Freeway with traffic leading to LaGuardia Airport with air control tower in the background against white fluffy clouds on bue sky

Panel Rejects LaGuardia AirTrain, Recommends Better Buses

The recommendations issued by a panel of experts concluded that bus improvements could serve travelers sooner and more cost-effectively than the proposed AirTrain rail line.

March 16, 2023 - Crain's New York Business

The inaugural ride of the new R211 subway cars in the New York Subway.

Fancy New Subway Cars Join the New York Subway System

New York has been planning on adding these new subway cars for years, finally achieving their goal in March 2023. More than a thousand of the new R211 trains will be running in New York within two years if all goes according to plan.

March 15, 2023 - Gothamist

"Fort Worth Central Station" sign on platform at train station

Amtrak To Study New York-to-Dallas Service

A proposal to extend the Crescent line would bring rail service through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

March 14, 2023 - Mass Transit

A New York MTA drives down the straight under elevated train tracks in the Bronx in New York City

Changes to Local Service in the Bronx Benefit Bus Speeds, Ridership

Another example of how improving bus service design can benefit transit riders and transit systems emerges in New York City. More such local system redesigns are on the way soon in the Big Apple.

March 3, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

Portland Loo modular gray public bathroom booth sits on concrete slab with green lawn and tree in background in a park in Portland, Oregon

New York City Parks Getting Modular Public Bathrooms

The ‘Portland Loo,’ named after its birth city, is designed to withstand year-round weather and resist vandalism.

March 1, 2023 - Curbed

View of empty concourse at Grand Central Madison train station in New York City

Grand Central Madison Trains Fully Operational

The station is the nation’s first new major rail terminal in over half a century.

February 28, 2023 - Mass Transit

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

All-Door Boarding Stuck in Neutral in New York City

MTA leadership has decided all-door boarding will lead to fare evasion and isn’t willing to adopt a program that was already well underway.

February 22, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

New York City sidewalk with outdoor dining patio with black and white striped umbrellas and black barriers protecting diners from traffic

New York Hires ‘Public Space Czar’

The public space officer will be in charge of making the city’s sidewalks more pedestrian-friendly while keeping streets clean and accessible.

February 19, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

Close-up of license plate on blue car covered in mud, license plate is unreadable.

Unreadable License Plates Led to Lost Revenue, Safety Concerns

In New York City, the rate of unreadable license plates caught on speed cameras rose in 2022, prompting concerns from safety advocates about scofflaw drivers.

February 16, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

An aerial view of New Jersey suburbs, with Manhattan and New York City in the distant background.

New York Housing Plan Emphasizes Zoning Reform, Transit-Oriented Development

Governor Hochul’s proposed housing plan features policies inspired by recent housing reforms in states like California, Massachusetts, and Utah.

February 15, 2023 - The New York Times

Central Park

Economic Benefits of New York City Parks

A new study by the Trust for Public Land identifies the benefits and fiscal impacts of public parks and open spaces in New York City.

February 13, 2023 - Esri Blog

Close-up of black electric stove with red heated coil and person reaching out to press button

Study: Electric Stoves Improve Air Quality

Air pollutants in housing units that received electric stoves as part of a pilot program dropped sharply, signaling that switching to electric appliances has public health benefits as well as environmental ones.

February 10, 2023 - Next City

View of New York City apartment buildings.

Appeals Court Decision Favors New York City Tenants

The court ruled against landlords challenging the city’s rent stabilization laws as unconstitutional. The landlords plan to take their case to the Supreme Court.

February 9, 2023 - Bloomberg Law

Aerial view of large suburban homes in Rochester, New York

New York Affordable Housing Tax Incentive Targets Suburbs

If Gov. Hochul’s proposed budget passes, the new tax abatement would incentivize affordable housing development in the state’s smaller municipalities.

February 7, 2023 - Crain's Business New York

Multicolored four-story brick New York City apartment buildings with fire escapes

Is an Algorithm Driving Up New York City Rents?

While landlords and boosters are touting a ‘flood’ of returning residents to the city as the reason behind rising housing costs, one New Yorker doesn’t buy it.

February 1, 2023 - Curbed

Google Street view of 250 Water Street parking lot with tall buildings in background

Manhattan Preservation Groups Block New Development—On a ‘Historic’ Parking Lot

A judge ruled against a decision by the Landmarks Preservation Commission to approve a 324-tower in the South Street Seaport Historic District, highlighting the tensions in a city facing a dearth of affordable housing.

February 1, 2023 - The New York Times

New York City skyline with construction cranes in foreground

NYC Mayor Adams Proposes Ambitious Housing Agenda in State of the City Address

Housing is one of four “pillars” proposed by Mayor Eric Adams in his “Working People’s Agenda.”

January 30, 2023 - NYC Office of the Mayor

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announces transit project in concourse for new Grand Central Madison station

Long Island Rail Now Connects to Grand Central Terminal

A new rail service launched this week could save commuters as much as 40 minutes on trips between Long Island and Manhattan.

January 26, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

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HUD’s 2023 Innovative Housing Showcase

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