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Making a Greener Economy a Fairer Economy

Jul 07, 2011

Photo by Green Jobs Now Members of Sustainable South Bronx and Sarah Lawrence College students install a green roof on a dormitory. In his scathing critique of the 1929 Regional Plan


South Street Seaport Goes Back to the Drawing Board

Jun 07, 2011

Photo by Vicky Plestis, Gotham Gazette Pier 17 at South Street Seaport could be demolished under plans to redevelop the area. After 40 years of widely criticized development at the South Street


The Real Power in City Planning

Oct 04, 2010

Photo by Chris Ptacek The city’s Economic Development Corp. has little to do with Yankee pitcher C.C. Sabathia's won loss record, but it did play a major role at in creating


Council Approves Penn Plaza

Aug 26, 2010

Rendering from Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects The Empire State Building better move over. It's about to share some skyline. The City Council on Wednesday approved a controversial 67-floor skyscraper, reaching nearly 1,200