New York

November 8, 2007, 11am PST
<p><em>The New York Times</em> recently asked its readers to offer their suggestions on improving the city's traffic congestion. This article reveals their ideas -- and puts them up to the scrutiny of two transportation experts.</p>
The New York Times
November 6, 2007, 8am PST
<p>As public officials in New York tout their own work to build affordable housing, housing advocates are filing lawsuits against them arguing that they have fallen way short of the amount of units their cities need.</p>
The New York Times
October 29, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Smart Growth projects are having trouble gathering support in Long Island, New York, mainly because of their large scales.</p>
The New York Times
October 26, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>This article from the meat-focused magazine <em>Meatpaper</em> discusses Manhattan and its similarities to a slab of meat, and looks at how Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs would have sliced their New York steaks.</p>
Meatpaper
October 26, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Over the past 75 years, Buffalo, New York, has gone on a long downward spiral of deterioration and depopulation. Instead of pumping money into this failing city, legislators should focus on helping its people, writes Edward L. Glaeser.</p>
City Journal
October 23, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>To supplement recently announced plans to install directional decals on the sidewalks outside of subways, <em>The New York Times</em> offers three ideas for improving mobility in the city.</p>
The New York Times
October 22, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has proposed that struggling communities in upstate New York form a regional cooperative to more effectively develop their economies.</p>
Associated Press via Newsday
October 17, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's widely-touted plan for a greener city have left out the major energy consumer in Manhattan: the thousands of buildings not owned by the city.</p>
The Gotham Gazette
October 17, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>The New York City Parks and Recreation Department is being criticized for continuing to use Amazonian Ipe wood for its park benches and boardwalks.</p>
AlterNet
October 16, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Moving from New York City to rural Westchester County, a writer meets an unfamiliar culture of xenophobia. Soon she finds herself increasingly suspicious of strangers, too.</p>
The New York Times
October 15, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>A planned 19-story residential building on Manhattan's west side features New York City's first personal "sky garages." A video animation shows how they work.</p>
Streetsblog
October 13, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>A group opposed to plans to create a congestion pricing system in New York have released a report outlining measures that could be taken to achieve the same level of traffic reduction without a congestion charge.</p>
The New York Times
October 12, 2007, 7am PDT
As design proposals come in for the Hudson Yards development site in Manhattan, Peter Slatin writes that this project more than any other has the potential to bolster the economic power of New York City in a huge way.
The Slatin Report
October 11, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>The development of more than 200 units of affordable housing intended for teachers and public school officials has been announced in the South Bronx.</p>
New York Daily News
October 11, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Opposition to Columbia University's 17-acre expansion plan reveals the good and bad about the city's community planning movement.</p>
City Limits Weekly
October 11, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>As more of the "creative class" moves to Staten Island, the area enjoys a boost in hipness.</p>
The New York Times
October 9, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>New York City has been honored by the League of American Bicyclists for its citywide improvements in bike lanes, parking, and safety.</p>
Associated Press via The Hartford Courant
October 9, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Officials in suburban New York towns are putting more effort into luring developers to build housing near their transit stations -- a revitalization method that has shown success around the country.</p>
The New York Times
October 8, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>To help reach its goal of planting 1 million new trees by 2030, the city is contemplating a new rule that would force homeowners and developers to plant new street trees when buildings are remodeled.</p>
The New York Sun
October 5, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>New York city has unveiled a pilot program that helps bus riders know when their bus is coming by employing GPS tracking devices and digital signs at some Manhattan bus stops.</p>
The New York Times