New York

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
January 8, 2007, 12pm PST
<p>In October 2005, New Yorkers were smelling pancakes all over the city; on Monday another mysterious unknown smell was being widely reported across the city.</p>
January 5, 2007, 6am PST
<p>While many people believe that there is a zero sum game between increasing safety and preserving or enhancing aesthetics, a recent post on Streetsblog offers a different perspective.</p>
January 4, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Forget good housing or easy access to transit -- one New York writer chose to move to the Queen's neighborhood of Jackson Heights for its incredible selection of food.</p>
The New York Times
January 4, 2007, 9am PST
<p>Wesley Autrey, a 50-yr-old construction worker, did the unthinkable on a subway platform in Manhattan on Jan 3: He jumped on the tracks to save a man who had suffered a seizure and fallen, as the southbound No.1 train entered the 137th St. station.</p>
The New York Times
January 3, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>A major plan to renovate the New-York Historical Society has antagonized neighbors and preservationists in this upper west-side neighborhood, as the Society's plan also includes a 23-story apartment tower in a low rise neighborhood.</p>
The New York Times
January 3, 2007, 11am PST
<p>One commentator from Upstate New York ponders the increasing phenomenon of competing drug store chains popping up on the corners of suburban intersections.</p>
The Buffalo News
January 2, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>Residents in one New York City neighborhood are split over whether the creation of an official historic district would help or hurt their community.</p>
The New York Times
January 1, 2007, 9am PST
<p>The New York Times offers a fascinating insider's view of the massive $5.4 billion purchase by Tishman Speyer Properties of 80 acres of Prime Manhattan land -- Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village.</p>
The New York Times
December 28, 2006, 5am PST
<p>2006 officially marks the year where blown-up Santa and Homer Simpson lawn decorations have spread to suburbs across the United States. Is this a good thing?</p>
The New York Times
December 26, 2006, 12pm PST
<p>Some baby boomers looking for a place to retire are scouting out homes in New York City, wooed by the city's cultural attractions and public transportation.</p>
The New York Times
December 22, 2006, 12pm PST
<p>The Ghery-designed project, to be built largely on a fallow open railyard, atop the 2nd largest transit station in the U.S., will be filled by 8-million square feet of housing, offices, retail and a new home for the New Jersey Nets basketball team.</p>
The New York Times
December 22, 2006, 5am PST
<p>The controversy surrounding a proposed $4 billion sports arena and residential project on 22 acres in Brooklyn provokes questions about the area's future that are national, as well as local.</p>
USA Today
December 21, 2006, 10am PST
<p>The LIRR connection to Grand Central has been awarded the largest Federal funding allotment ever committed to mass transit. The new Second Ave. Subway was also awarded substantial funds from the U.S. Dept of Transportation.</p>
The New York Times
December 20, 2006, 9am PST
<p>A profile of one woman's crusade to get cities to crack down on excess light in cities and bring back dark-skies.</p>
The New York Times
December 18, 2006, 5am PST
<p>New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has unveiled a broad plan to re-envision the city. He has recognized three major challenges: a population increase of 1 million residents within 25 years, a crumbling infrastructure, and a need to go green.</p>
The Economist
December 14, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>The city's strained infrastructure can't handle the forecasted growth, say experts. To remain globally competitive, the city is faced with the challenge of major upgrades.</p>
December 14, 2006, 6am PST
<p>In New York and across the country, the number of single women buying houses and condominiums is on the rise.</p>
The New York Times
December 13, 2006, 2pm PST
<p>In a test case that could serve as an organizing model for other communities, the non-profit West Harlem Local Development Corporation has been created specifically to negotiate with Columbia University as it plans a major campus expansion.</p>
City Limits
December 13, 2006, 11am PST
<p>With a new study projecting major future growth, New York City Mayor Bloomberg is set to unveil a major planning initiative with an emphasis on sustainability.</p>
The Wall Street Journal