New York

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
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>
CNN
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>
Streetsblog
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