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July 23, 2019, 10am PDT
Transit advocates were hoping the U.S. Government Accountability Office was finally going to expose the systematic failures of transit spending in the United States by comparing the practices of other countries.
Government Accountability Office
July 23, 2019, 6am PDT
A new study out of New York City reveals the worsening effects of segregation due to the city's "community preference" affordable housing policy, Seattle sets out to craft a policy of its own.
The New York Times
July 21, 2019, 5am PDT
Not since the Great Recession have sales of multi-family residential buildings in New York City slowed to such a standstill. Experts are blaming the state's new rent control regulations.
Bloomberg
July 20, 2019, 5am PDT
New York trains are running on time more often because of additional vacuum trains, according to the New York MTA.
Crains New York Business
July 19, 2019, 12pm PDT
The Renaissance Revival building that houses New York City's beloved Strand Bookstore is under consideration by the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission. The case has provoked debate between rival advocates.
Pacific Standard
July 17, 2019, 9am PDT
A local labor organization wanted larger hotels to help workers create unions, so they sought a zoning change to make it harder to develop smaller hotels in light manufacturing zones.
The Real Deal
July 17, 2019, 5am PDT
The landlord lobby isn't accepting defeat.
The New York Times
July 15, 2019, 6am PDT
An 18-month planning process is unfolding in a part of New York City that has not taken kindly to large, corporate visions of the future.
City Limits
July 2, 2019, 10am PDT
More homeless people are using the subway as temporary housing, and the delays and disruptions have increased as well. A new city program will replace fines with outreach to provide better access to social services.
The New York Times
July 1, 2019, 12pm PDT
New state legislation will allow the city to expand the network of cameras and step up enforcement.
Crain's New York Business
June 30, 2019, 5am PDT
The big city isn't such an anonymous place anymore.
The New York Times
June 29, 2019, 5am PDT
Agencies in the city of New York needed to state clearance to win design-build authority. Mayor Bill de Blasio hopes the change will allow more efficient development of capital projects.
Crain's Business New York
June 28, 2019, 5am PDT
A new neighborhood plan for a corner of Staten Island imagines a new downtown along the Bay Street Corridor on the borough's North Shore waterfront.
Office of the Mayor Bill de Blasio
June 27, 2019, 6am PDT
(Not very far.)
Curbed New York
June 25, 2019, 7am PDT
Some trains are running faster in New York City. The New York Times created a series of infographics to show which lines have sped up, and by how much.
The New York Times
June 24, 2019, 8am PDT
Rounding up the numerous reactions to a law approved by the New York State Legislature this month making 'landmark' changes to rent control regulations in New York City.
Planetizen
June 21, 2019, 5am PDT
After a decade of skyward expansion, even more skyscrapers are on the horizon in Manhattan.
The New York Times
June 20, 2019, 7am PDT
The state of New York's new Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act is described by the New York Times as one of the most ambitious climate targets by any state legislature in the world.
The New York Times
June 17, 2019, 6am PDT
The state needs to pass legislation to legalize electric bikes and scooters to give residents more mobility options and discourage driving.
Crain's New York Business
June 16, 2019, 5am PDT
The Regional Plan Association recently released a report targeting the climate risks associated with the older housing stock in Central Queens, New York City.
QNS