New York

September 5, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>A new network of sensors will detail how ecological threats to the waterway affect the seacoast.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
September 4, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>As part of a city-wide effort to reduce carbon emissions, New York is pursuing a plan to expand its bicycle network by adding more than 200 miles of bike lanes to the city by 2010. But some neighbors are opposed to the loss of street space.</p>
The New York Times
August 27, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>A major rezoning in Jamaica, Queens, to allow more jobs and housing, up to six stories, is cautiously supported by some community boards, and opposed outright by others.</p>
The New York Times
August 25, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>After decades of population decline, New York City is growing again.</p>
International Herald Tribune
August 23, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Plans to expand the bicycle network in New York City are underway as part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's long-term plan to make the city more environmentally friendly. But proposals to increase the city's bike lanes are meeting opposition from locals.</p>
The Gotham Gazette
August 21, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>This article from <em>The New York Times</em> discusses the history of the city's famed walkability, and talks to some of the people who take New York City walking to the extreme.</p>
The New York Times
August 9, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>A rare tornado and torrential storms caused havoc in New York City Wednesday, flooding subway tracks and creating major delays for commuters.</p>
The New York Times
August 8, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>With Hudson Riverfront developments finding success in lower Manhattan and Jersey City, the city of Yonkers, New York, is looking to redevelop its own waterfront. There are also plans to unearth a subterranean river and develop along its course.</p>
Architectural Record
August 7, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>For 30 years, a farmland conservation program in Long Island was able to keep farmers farming land that was becoming increasingly valuable and sought by developers. But now, the land is being bought by developers and is not being farmed.</p>
The New York Times
August 4, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>The collapsed Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis was deemed 'structurally deficient' as early as 1990, as are 77,000 other bridges in the U.S.</p>
The New York Times
August 4, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Jan Gehl, the renowned Danish urban designer, is in New York City this week where, sources say, he has been hired as a consultant for Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Long-Term Planning and Sustainability initiative.</p>
Streetsblog
August 2, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Though New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has earned kudos by taking public transit to work, reporters for the New York Times note his commute -- which involves a 22 block ride in a chauffeured Chevy Suburban -- isn't your average subway ride.</p>
The New York Times
August 1, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Opponents to gentrification often have a romanticized view of neighborhoods that prevents them from seeing how development is beneficial to everyone in a community -- rich and poor.</p>
American Thinker
July 30, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Even with a $1 billion surplus this year, mouting debt payments for MTA may force an increase in the $2 bus and subway fare next year to keep the budget in the black.</p>
The New York Times
July 24, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>Thanks to unbeknownst peace-making by NYC Mayor Bloomberg between the Democratic governor and the Republican Senate Majority leader, his congestion pricing plan has been salvaged with a new deadline for legislative approval set for March 31, 2008.</p>
Associated Press via Newsday
July 24, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>There is no doubt about it: London's 5-year-old congestion charge has transformed life in London. More people are taking the bus and trains, more people are biking, and fewer crashes occur. But there can be major hardships when the charge isn't paid.</p>
The Wall Street Journal
July 20, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>The steam pipe explosion in Manhattan is the latest evidence of the coming crisis that infrastructure experts have been warning us about for years.</p>
Time Magazine
July 20, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>A detailed look at Mayor Bloomberg's ill-fated congestion pricing plan reveals a series of serious missteps by the normally adept mayor in dealing with the state legislature.</p>
The New York Times
July 18, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman expounds on the use of IBM’s green technology that enables the congestion pricing system to work in Stockholm, the environmental benefits of road pricing to cities, and the ‘green-collar’ jobs they create.</p>
The New York Times via International Herald Tribune
July 18, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Though some my argue over the specifics of a plan, both congestion charging and carbon taxes -- which compel people to make needed choices -- are long overdue.</p>
Grist