New York

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
October 3, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>This slideshow from <em>The New Yorker</em> features historic maps and computer-recreations to show how Manhattan may have looked before the arrival of Europeans.</p>
The New Yorker
October 3, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>This article from <em>The New York Times</em> briefly profiles Project for Public Spaces Founder Fred Kent, and presents his appraisals of four New York neighborhoods.</p>
The New York Times
October 2, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Looking to London as an example, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has plans to expand the city's closed-circuit video surveillance camera system.</p>
October 2, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Levittown, Long Island held a 60th birthday bash for itself on Sept. 30, complete with parades, to celebrate its creation from a potato field for GIs returning from World War II. It would go on to become America's iconic suburb.</p>
Yahoo News
October 1, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>On his first trip to Paris, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg enjoyed an unprecedented second glass of red wine at lunch, and eyed the popular bike rental program, pondering its suitability for New York City streets.</p>
The New York Times
October 1, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>New York City planners are hoping to use a new anti-paving ordinance to stop residents from creating parking lots out of their front yards.</p>
Queens Chronicle
September 28, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>In Manhattan's old Meatpacking District, New York City's Department of Transportation has converted a dangerous and dysfunctional expanse of asphalt into a stylish public plaza.</p>
September 25, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is considering a plan to charge transit riders less during off-peak hours.</p>
The New York Times
September 21, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>New York City's Department of Transportation has installed the city's first-ever physically-separated bike path inside the urban core.</p>
September 20, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>New York has been looking for ways to rejuvenate the area surrounding its historic Coney Island boardwalk themepark. This article from the <em>Gotham Gazette</em> says the city should use the opportunity to create a model for sustainable development.</p>
The Gotham Gazette
September 20, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>In this four-part interview, <em>Streetsblog's</em> Aaron Naparstek talks with New York City's Director of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability about the city's congestion pricing aspirations.</p>
September 17, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Buffalo is grappling with a blight of abandoned homes - which are directly correlated to crime rates in neighborhoods. It shares much in common with other cities well past their heyday, such as St. Louis, Detroit, and Youngstown.</p>
The New York Times