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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

Last Updated (Monday, June 03, 2013 03:09 PM)

 

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

Last Updated (Monday, June 03, 2013 03:09 PM)

 

New Street Fair Rules Make Mozzarepas Harder to Find

May 13, 2011

Photo by bitchcakesny Critics complain street fairs like this one in Manhattan cost the city money, clog traffic and are too monotonous. But people come out for them all the same. New

Last Updated (Monday, June 03, 2013 03:02 PM)

 

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

Last Updated (Tuesday, August 26, 2014 01:37 PM)

 

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

Last Updated (Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:51 AM)

 

Charting a Better Way for Planning and Community Boards

Jul 06, 2010

  Photo New York Ciyt Department of City Planning In 2005, then-Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff and then-City Council Member John Liu reached agreement on the Flushing Commons project. But now, with the

Last Updated (Tuesday, August 26, 2014 01:36 PM)

 

High Speed Internet Access Opens Another Digital Divide

Jun 23, 2010

Photo by KOMUNews High-speed modems, such as these allow speedy access to the Internet, something many New York households lack. In New York City, a whopping 98 percent of residents have cable

Last Updated (Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:44 AM)