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Weekly Web Wrap
August 27th, 2010

Group Picked for Living Wage Study Called Biased
(Bronx News Network)
Claim that America has Killed More than Islam is Fact
(The American Conservative)
Mosques Curb Domestic Radicalization
(The American Prospect)
Closest Senior Center May be a Mile Away
(IBO Web Blog)
Cartoonist’s Take on Legislators’ Office Spending
(Matt Davies)
Tennis Courts to Get Carbon Neutral Composting Toilets
(Inhabitat)
Reimagining “Towers in the Park”
(Urban Omnibus)
No Reason to Wait on Paid Sick Leave
(DMI Blog)
Men Die Younger than Women
(Health Department)
Albany’s 2010 Transportation Wrap Up
(Tri-State Transportation Campaign)
A Return of the Full Face Ballot Requirement?
(ReformNY)
Correction: No State Records on Bike-on-Pedestrian Injuries
(Streetsblog)

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Weekly Web Wrap
August 20th, 2010

City’s Open Data Sets Allowed to Stagnate
(Spatiality)
Mosque Hatred Symptom of Viscous Cycle
(The American Conservative)
Two Cheers for American Tolerance
(Reason Magazine)
Ground Zero Imam: ‘I Am a Jew’
(The Atlantic)
Bike-Pedestrian Injuries Drop Even Lower
(Streetsblog)
Foodprint City
(Urban Omnibus)
Still Time for a Complete Streets Law
(Tri-State Transportation Campaign)
The Burden of Proving One’s Homelessness
(Coalition for the Homeless)
The MTA’s Uninformative Info Boards
(Second Avenue Sagas)
County to County Commuting
(Newgeography.com)
State’s Budget Gap Grows
(NY Fiscal Watch)
Wireless Bike Share Pilot Coming to City
(Govtech.com via NYConvergence)
Governor Has the Power to Control Spending
(City Journal)

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Weekly Web Wrap
August 13th, 2010

Ground Zero Mosque Would be Green
(The Daily Beast via greenbuildingsNYC)
Interactive Tool for Tracking MTA Capital Plan
(Second Avenue Sagas)
Community Gardens as Green Infrastructure
(SWIM Coalition)
Why the City Needed the Federal Fiscal Relief
(DMI Blog)
What to Expect from the New Sustainability Chief
(Streetsblog)
Flexible Transit to Serve a Decentralized Workforce
(Forbes)
State’s First Passive House Under Construction
(Inhabitat)
Making Small Spaces Livable
(Core77)
New Work City Moves Into New Location
(Business Insider via NYConvergence)
PULP Still Without Funding
(PULP Blog)

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Weekly Web Wrap
August 6th, 2010

State Ends Prison Gerrymandering
(Wall Street Journal)
New Investigative Journalism Publication Coming
(Broadcasting & Cable via NYConvergence)
New Solar Powered Carousel in Chelsea
(Inhabitat)
Harlem’s High Line
(Metropolis)
Understanding Parole Revocations
(Re-thinking Reentry)
How the City Decided on Subsidies for Big Firms
(Clawback)
A Transportation Agenda for the Next Governor
(Tri-State Transportation Campaign)
Photo Essay on Delivery of New Train Cars
(Second Avenue Sagas)
Non-Partisan Elections Back?
(ReformNY)
The Good and Bad of the Budget’s Final Piece
(Citizens Budget Commission)
Study Finding Bias in Police Shootings is Flawed
(City Journal)
Disputing the Homeless Department’s Fact Sheet
(Coalition for the Homeless)

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Weekly Web Wrap
July 30th, 2010

The Reinvention of Al Sharpton
(Newsweek)
High Line Mini Video Documentary
(Monocle via Planetizen)
Historic Maps Layered Onto the Current Street Grid
(Spatiality)
More Issues from 33rd Senate District Candidates
(Bronx News Network)
The State’s Thermal Solar Plan
(Inhabitat)
Free Broadband for 400,000 Bronx Homes
(IP Communications via NYConvergence)
An Alternative to Domino’s Community Benefits Agreement
(DMI Blog)
City’s Current Infrastructure Maintenance Budgets ‘Disappointing’
(Citizens Budget Commission)
Thousands of Non-Profits at Risk from New Tax Law
(Idealist in NYC)
Cyclists Ticketed for Not Using Blocked Bike Path
(Bike Blog NYC)
Demographics of Bed-Stuy Cyclists
(Streetsblog)
City’s Long-Term Unemployment Rate Outpaces Nation
(IBO Web Blog)
New York’s Tea Partiers: Not Bigoted White Guys
(NY Press)
The Harlem Children’s Zone Revisited
(Brookings Institution)

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Weekly Web Wrap
July 23rd, 2010

Smart Grid Battles the Heat Wave
(GOOD via Planetizen)
Sheridan Study is Questionable
(Tri-State Transportation Campaign)
33rd Senate District Candidates on the Issues
(Bronx News Network)
Why the City is the World’s Marijuana Arrest Capital
(Change.org)
Bloomberg Risks Creating More Homeless
(Coalition for the Homeless)
If the World was as Dense as New York City
(Urban Omnibus)
Subsidies for Healthy Firms, Cuts in Services for Poor
(Clawback)
City Unveils Real-Time Water Metering
(Inhabitat)
Cartoonist’s Take on the MTA Budget Gap
(Matt Davies)
Palin Criticizes Ground Zero Mosque
(Newsweek)
Schumer Most Active Member of Congress
(US News and World Report)
Cuomo’s Run Sans Labor Support
(The American Prospect)

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Weekly Web Wrap
July 16th, 2010

MTA Subway Data Released
(Spatiality)
Chamber Refuses Espada’s Millions in Pork
(Bronx News Network)
Fare Box Unrest Coming Soon (Again)
(Regional Plan Association)
Advocates: State Analysis Purposefully Precludes Sheridan Removal
(Streetsblog)
Paying Tomorrow for a Hamburger Today
(Second Avenue Sagas)
Statehouse Boosts Working People and the Economy
(DMI Blog)
City’s Budget: The Buck Stops Here
(Citizens Budget Commission)
City Unveils Electric Vehicle Charging Station
(Inhabitat)

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Weekly Web Wrap
July 9th, 2010

The Making of Manhattan’s Elite Welfare Farmers
(New York Press)
Federal Money for Transit Construction, but Not Operations
(Second Avenue Sagas)
Against Charter Mandated Budget Formulas for Some Agencies
(Citizen Budget Commission)
Class Size Matters Only When Teachers Do Everything
(The Innovative Educator)
Getting the Bureaucracy to Respond Through Tech
(Urban Omnibus)
Recommended Charter Reforms
(Pratt Center)
Negotiating Land Use
(DMI Blog)
Escape from Rising Sea Levels
(Inhabitat)
Census Bureau Education Finance Data Trends
(Room Eight)
Verizon’s 4G Wireless Tech to Launch in November
(GoingWIMAX.com via NYConvergence)
New York’s Global Place in Expensive Cities
(Forbes)

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Weekly Web Wrap
July 2nd, 2010

State Ranks Highest in Per-Student Spending
(NY Fiscal Watch)
Urban Farming as Sustainable Development
(Inhabitat)
PULP Funding Left Out of State Budget
(PULP Blog)
Is the State Budget Balanced?
(Citizens Budget Commission)
Closed Door Budget Negotiations Deja Vu
(ReformNY)
Orchard Beach Photo Essay
(Mother Jones)
Children Die from Injuries at Half of National Rate
(Health Department)
LED Screen Newsstands on Their Way
(Lost Remote via NYConvergence)
Albany Still Needs to Step in for the MTA
(DMI Blog)
MTA Announces Internal Communications Consolidation
(Second Avenue Sagas)

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Weekly Web Wrap
June 25th, 2010

Open Data Standards for City Agencies
(Urban Omnibus)
State Passenger Rail Costs Set to Soar
(Tri-State Transportation Campaign)
The High Cost of Free Parks
(Next American City)
Out and About with Espada’s Opponent Rivera
(Bronx News Network)
Bloomberg Looks to Wall Street to Save Economy?
(DMI Blog)
Wikineighborhoods
(Campaign for .nyc)
Cartoonist’s Take on the New Cigarette Tax
(Matt Davies)
Is Flushing Commons Worth It?
(greenbuildingsNYC)
Looking to Suspend Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit
(Municipal Art Society)
The End of a Balanced Budget of the City?
(Citizens Budget Commission)
Bronx HIV Testing Exceeds Goals
(Health Department)
City’s Growth Compared to Other Major Cities
(The Atlantic)

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Weekly Web Wrap
June 18th, 2010

Made in Brooklyn
(Metropolis)
Lost City Blog Closes Shop
(Lost City)
Investing Fully in the Northeast Corridor
(The Transport Politic)
Northeastern States Submit Joint Planning Application
(Regional Plan Association)
The State’s Housing Slump
(NY Fiscal Watch)
The Pension Stretch
(Citizens Budget Commission)
Absolut Vodka Faces Scrutiny for Brooklyn Blogfest
(PRNewsletter via NYConvergence)
Cartoonist’s Take on Statehouse Shutdown
(Matt Davies)
Free Art Supplies Warehouse
(Core77)
Cleaning Up the Port Authority
(DMI Blog)
Transportation Bills in Albany Crush
(Tri-State Transportation Campaign)
Stakeholders Discuss the Fashion District
(I (Heart) Public Space)
Avoiding Giving Verizon Regulatory Advantages
(PULP Blog)
Governor’s Island: Creating Destination Recreation
(Urban Omnibus)
Obstetricians Fight Midwife Bill
(NY Times)

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Weekly Web Wrap
June 11th, 2010

City Unveils Transit Delay Verification System
(Second Avenue Sagas)
School Nurse Cuts Would Hit Private Schools Hardest
(IBO Web Blog)
Cartoonist’s Take on Lack of State Budget Cuts
(Matt Davies)
Second Station on 7 Train Extension Still Possible
(The Real Estate)
Combating Wrongful Convictions
(Change.org)
State Bureaucracy Impedes Federal Transit Funds
(Tri-State Transportation Campaign)
Are State Health Care Cuts Actually Cuts?
(NY Fiscal Watch)
High Speed Rail May be the Next Erie Canal
(Regional Plan Association)
Experience the Solar Tax Incentive
(Room Eight)

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Weekly Web Wrap
May 28th, 2010

Reassessing Lindsey’s Mayoralty
(The American Prospect)
Small School Reform and City Students
(TCRecord)
Times Paywall to Encourage Linking
(MediaMemo via NYConvergence)
Government Social Media Conversations
(This is going to be BIG!)
Floyd Bennett Field: Recreation in the Wasteland
(Urban Omnibus)
Why Haven’t Green Roofs Caught on?
(greenbuildingsNYC)
The Water Underground Documentary
(Places via Freshkills Park Blog)
Subway Lessons from Madrid
(City Journal)
Spending on Charters Rises, Shrinks for Public Schools
(IBO Web Blog)
Cuomo’s Transportation Agenda
(Tri-State Transportation Campaign)
On Cuomo’s Reform Agenda
(ReformNY)
Cartoonist’s Take on Cuomo’s Plans for Change
(Matt Davies)
Using Technology for Non-Partisan Redistricting
(Regional Plan Association)

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Weekly Web Wrap
May 21st, 2010

St. Vincent’s Was Only Hospital Supporting Home Births
(The Guardian via Serf City)
Panel Blasts State Transportation Department Spending
(Tri-State Transportation Campaign)
New Entrant to Espada Race
(Bronx News Network)
Analysis of Bloomberg’s Executive Budget (PDF)
(Independent Budget Office)
Gulf Oil Spill Size Compared to New York Region
(Urban Green Council Blog)
Seeking Special Education Data for Charter Schools
(Edwize)
Bloomberg Budget Cuts Homeless Services
(Coalition for the Homeless)
Architecture Firms Imagine the Future of the City
(Newsweek)
Rooftop Farms at Public Schools
(Architect’s Newspaper via Planetizen)
Cartoonist’s Take on Unions and the Budget
(Matt Davies)
Brooklyn’s Mobile, Bike Powered Coffee Bar
(Inhabitat)
Citywide Document Shredding Day This Sunday
(Department of Consumer Affairs)
Low Wage Job Growth Threatens City’s Economic Stability
(DMI Blog)
Reauthorizing State Power Assistance for Certain Businesses
(Citizens Budget Commission)

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Weekly Web Wrap
May 14th, 2010

Cataloging the City’s Community Gardens
(Edible Geography)
The Remnants of New York’s Tenement Ornamentation
(The Atlantic)
A Mentoring Program to Keep Young Talent in New York
(NY Tech Meetup)
The City’s Shortage of Entrepreneurial Tech Talent
(Business Insider via NYConvergence)
Creating a Solar Power Map of the City
(Inhabitat)
White House Denies Reports of Spy Planes Over City
(Wired)
The Bronx Food Summit
(Bronx News Network)
Privatizing the Goethals Bridge
(The Real Estate)
Examining a Small-School’s Historical Roots
(Teachers College Record)
Lawmaker Birthday Cards a Waste of Ink (and Taxpayer Money)
(Daily Gotham)
Roosevelt Island’s Pneumatic Trash System
(Urban Omnibus)
Goldsmith: Leading a Culture of Cost Savings
(Governing Magazine)
Top Green Contractors of 2010
(New York Construction)
Efficient Appliance Rebate Extended
(NYSERDA)
Peak Hour Parking Pricing Working
(Marketplace via Planetizen)

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Weekly Web Wrap
May 7th, 2010

Century Old Temperature Readings Show Climate Change
(The Earth Institute)
Is Carrion Suited to be Lt. Governor?
(Next American City)
Reflecting on the White House Office of Urban Affairs
(DMI Blog)
Long Island Rail Road Considers Diesel for Some Lines
(The Transport Politic)
City’s Calorie Counts a Good National Model
(Newsweek)
The Importance of Housing During Prisoner Reentry
(Re-thinking Reentry)
State Launches New Feedback Blog
(NYConvergence)
Cartoonist’s Take on Public Employees
(Matt Davies)
Can the State Clean Up the Testing Mess?
(City Journal)
The City’s Plan for a Separate Stormwater Charge
(SWIM Coalition)

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Weekly Web Wrap
April 30th, 2010

Fixing Community Benefits Agreements
(DMI Blog)
EPA Recognizes New York Environmental Organizations
(City Parks Blog)
The 1939 World’s Fair
(Wired)
Excessive Landmarking Threatens Manhattan
(City Journal)
New Beginning for Gateway National Recreation Area
(Regional Plan Association)
Energy and Effectiveness: Inside the Regional Assembly
(Urban Omnibus)
Educating Business Students to Build not Fundraise
(This is going to be BIG!)
Cartoonist on Albany’s Budget Deficit
(Matt Davies)
Uniting Housing and Transportation Planning
(The Transport Politic)

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Weekly Web Wrap
April 23rd, 2010

Color Photos of the Lower East Side from 1942
(citynoise.org via Emergent Urbanism)
Cartoonist’s Take on Espada Scandal
(Matt Davies)
Forest City Ratner Spent Over $1 Million on Lobbying in 2009
(Atlantic Yards Report)
The Price of .nyc Domain Names
(Campaign for .nyc)
PlaNYC 2030: Government Run Like Business
(Environmental Leader via Planetizen)
Reentry Legislation Supported by Advocates
(Re-thinking Reentry)
Financial Reform or New York Deform?
(DMI Blog)
Bloomberg’s Homeless Shelter Rent Plan ‘Crazy’
(Salon)
State Home Efficiency Program Wins Federal Award
(greenbuildingsNYC)
State Voting Machine Plan Violates Voting Rights Act
(Brennan Center for Justice)

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Weekly Web Wrap
April 16th, 2010

The New Graffiti Removal Laws
(Habitat Magazine)
Cartoonist’s Take on Paladino
(Adam Zyglis)
Upstaters Debate Gas Drilling
(The American Prospect)
Renter’s Rights Flash Cards
(Idealist in NYC)
Taking Issue with Liu on 401(k)-Style Pensions for City Workers
(NY Fiscal Watch)
Mitigating Sewage Overflows
(Urban Omnibus)
Executive Budget Proposal for Higher Education Funding Reform
(Citizens Budget Commission)
Proposed Road Expansion Squeezes Out Other Worthy Plans
(Tri-State Transportation Campaign)
Inside the Croton Water Filtration Plant Construction Site
(Bronx News Network)
Is Financial Reform Bad for New York?
(DMI Blog)

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Weekly Web Wrap
April 9th, 2010

State Denies Indian Point Water Quality Certificate
(TreeHugger)
State Seeks Mobile App Ideas for Parks
(GovTech)
Secrets Under a Chinatown Street
(The Real Estate)
Mapping the City’s Bodegas
(Edible Geography)
Pondering Urban Authenticity
(New Geography)
Columbia to Offer Computer Science-Journalism Degree
(Wired via NYConvergence)
New 13 Percent Water Rate Hike Proposed
(Bronx News Network)
The Effects of Nurses’ Strikes on Patients
(NY Fiscal Watch)
When the Car Was New
(Regional Plan Association)
Cartoonist’s Take on State Workers and the Budget
(Matt Davies)
Building an Alternative Shoreline
(Metropolitan Water Alliance)
A New Dawn in Sunset Park?
(DMI Blog)

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