New York

February 6, 2007, 7am PST
<p>Brooklyn's Starrett City is for sale. While most of the rents of the almost 5,900 apartments are federally subsidized, the tenants fear eventual displacement. Governor Spitzer has signaled he is willing to assist to keep the project affordable.</p>
The New York Times
February 5, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>With ground floor rents in Manhattan skyrocketing, many independent merchants are moving their storefronts to once vacant second stories.</p>
The New York Times
February 4, 2007, 7am PST
<p>A housing rights advocacy group in New York has released a report accusing the city of placing homeless people into substandard housing as part of a rent-subsidy program.</p>
The New York Times
February 2, 2007, 12pm PST
Three NYC exhibits at Columbia University, Museum of the City of New York, and Queens Museum of Art, will soon open featuring the works of Robert Moses that mark the first look at the City’s master builder since Robert Caro's, "The Power Broker".
The New York Times
January 30, 2007, 8am PST
<p>Some fear that New York has lost its foothold as the pedestrian capital of America.</p>
The New York Times
January 29, 2007, 11am PST
<p>In New York City, the first juried design competition for affordable and sustainable has found its winner.</p>
Architectural Record
January 26, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Home Depot and Apple are dropping plans for two big Manhattan stores. The Slatin Report offers the insider's view on the deals.</p>
The Slatin Report
January 26, 2007, 11am PST
<p>In October, Planetizen reported on the "largest real estate deal in US history". Profits of the $5.4 billion sale in NYC could be reduced by 6%, or $324 million, if tenants win their suit that 25% of the 12,232 apartments were illegally deregulated.</p>
The New York Times
January 24, 2007, 12pm PST
<p>A wave of gentrification is threatening Manhattan's Puerto Rican enclave.</p>
The New York Times
January 23, 2007, 9am PST
<p>While most New Yorkers deem traffic congestion a serious problem, even more oppose congestion pricing in Manhattan as a strategy to lessen it, according to the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute survey released January 18.</p>
AP via New York Post
January 22, 2007, 6am PST
<p>The long and convoluted tale of the demise of a container port and the planned rebirth of a piece of Brooklyn waterfront.</p>
The New York Observer
January 19, 2007, 7am PST
<p>A New York architect takes on the challenge of redesigning a 1920's era building in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.</p>
The New York Times
January 18, 2007, 9am PST
<p>The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a New York property owner's case against his city for its use of eminent domain to acquire his land for the development of a drugstore. The owner claimed that a drugstore was not a true 'public use'.</p>
The New York Times
January 18, 2007, 8am PST
<p>Chain stores have invaded Manhattan and now look to open in other New York City neighborhoods. Meanwhile, San Francisco's planning commission has the power to reject chain retail and restaurants. And they have been using that power.</p>
The New York Times
January 16, 2007, 7am PST
<p>With her patrician manner and focused attention to the quality of buildings and public space, New York City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden has become a controversial figure in the city's planning and development circles.</p>
The New York Times
January 16, 2007, 5am PST
<p>A new wave of public street furniture has rolled out in New York City, including bus shelters, newsstands, and automatic public toilets. Some are unsure whether the new designs will be accepted by a city already overwhelmed with visual individualism.</p>
International Herald Tribune
January 13, 2007, 9am PST
<p>Transportation consultants prepared an analysis of where Manhattan's traffic originates, reasons for commuting by car, and why motorists drive through Manhattan (it's not only to get to Manhattan destinations). No solutions were offered, just data.</p>
The New York Times
January 12, 2007, 5am PST
<p>An editorial in the New York Sun scoffs at Mayor Bloomberg's desire to see more affordable housing built when the zoning code is as thick as a phone book and developers are nickel and dimed every step of the way.</p>
The New York Sun
January 9, 2007, 11am PST
<p>The New York Times offers an online tour of the Fulton Street transit hub, which planners hope will straighten out the tangle of platforms and mezzanines below Lower Manhattan.</p>
The New York Times
January 9, 2007, 6am PST
<p>Community development corporations were created about a generation ago to build housing in impoverished neighborhoods of New York City where private developers had given up. Now that these areas are flourishing, these CDCs face an uncertain future.</p>
The New York Times