New York

June 15, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>The Borough President of Staten Island has called for a boycott of 'Staten Island Landfill' ice cream, saying it is insulting to the community -- yet sales of the creamy confection are through the roof.</p>
Gothamist
June 14, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>A simple sidewalk widening project in Williamsburg, Brooklyn marks a radical shift in land use policy for New York City.</p>
Streetsblog
June 9, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>A freelance journalist has uncovered documents that highlight major government financial backing for Forest City's Enterprises' proposed Brooklyn redevelopment project, which has largely been promoted as a privately funded development.</p>
Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn
June 8, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>The federal and the state government have announced their support for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan for Manhattan, indicating that the city would most likely receive federal grants to fund the system.</p>
The New York Times
June 6, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Located on the site of a major rail transit hub in Brooklyn, the Atlantic Yards project has the opportunity to be one of the highest profile transit-oriented developments in the world. But will it really promote transit use and reduce congestion?</p>
The Gotham Gazette
June 6, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Brooklyn, New York, has a long and soiled history when it comes to fuel production. Now comes plans for two more plants, but so far they are welcomed by the city and surrounding neighbors.</p>
The New York Times
June 4, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>As part of the failed proposal to bring an NFL stadium to Manhattan, the city is moving forward with plans to build 20,000 new parking spaces in the Hudson Yards area.</p>
Streetsblog
June 1, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>The first issue of a new journal on aging features a discussion on planning and rezoning of a suburb in response to the desires of an aging suburban population for a walkable community with mixed use and better transit services.</p>
CCQ Capital Commons Quarterly: The Dynamics of Aging and Our Communities
May 31, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Rohit Aggarwala, a Columbia-educated former business consultant, is helping to create and implement New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sustainability plan -- PlaNYC.</p>
The New York Sun
May 25, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>An eclectic group of New York residents who live year-round on boats docked in New York's Hudson River have been granted a reprieve from city officials who had planned to reduce the permitted amount of time boats would be allowed to dock.</p>
NPR
May 25, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>A new poll shows that just 37 percent of New Yorkers support Mayor Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan, though two-thirds of Manhattan residents support the idea.</p>
Reuters
May 24, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced plans to 'green' the city's yellow cabs by replacing the current fleet with fuel-efficient hybrids over five years.</p>
The Seattle Times
May 22, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced plans to convert the city's entire taxicab fleet to hybrid vehicles within 5 years.</p>
The New York Times
May 22, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>The idea of turning over public housing to residents to own or sell is gaining support among some scholars and officials.</p>
The New York Sun
May 19, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>During a press conference about the Clinton Foundation's efforts to promote green building, the former U.S. President gave Mayor Bloomberg's congesting pricing plan a thumbs up.</p>
International Herald Tribune
May 18, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>City leaders hopes the new codes, replacing the current regulations which were adopted in 1968, will make it easier to build safe and sustainable buildings.</p>
International Construction Review
May 18, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>At the C40 Climate Summit in New York City, the Mayor of London explained the role that local business played in implementing that city's congestion pricing program.</p>
Streetsblog
May 12, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Brooklyn's House of Detention has long been an eyesore, but the red-hot housing market may change its setting into a lively place, with apartments, hotels or offices on both sides, and retail below. The market will help determine the uses.</p>
The New York Times
May 11, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>With Manhattan rents skyrocketing and vacancies dropping, many renters are resorting to creative, and often questionable living arrangements. Builders have shied away from rentals and gone into condos while potential buyers are choosing to rent.</p>
The New York Times
May 3, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>The many of the city's leading preservation professionals are under 40 -- demonstrating a generational interest in protecting the historic character of urban areas.</p>
The New York Sun