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The Right Plan for Addressing the Landmarks Backlog

Oct 19, 2015

The Brooklyn Bridge, in distance, & The Manhattan Bridge (photo: Daniel Avila/NYC Parks) Meet Backlog95. Clunky operating system? Nope – it's a list of 95 historic places before New York City's Landmarks Preservation


The 'Three-Quarter House' System We Need to Embrace

Oct 12, 2015

A ground-breaking (photo via @NYCMayorsOffice) New York City is in a housing crisis, you've surely heard, or seen, or felt. Rents are headed skyward, the homeless shelters are bursting at the


A Better Way to Fund the MTA

Oct 07, 2015

Assembly Member Quart, the author (photo via Facebook) No New Yorker has been able to miss the recent back-and-forth over MTA funding. Once again, we are trapped in an unwinnable argument.


Creating a Truly Age-Friendly NYC

Oct 01, 2015

Mayor de Blasio visits older New Yorkers (photo: @mayorsCAU) Today marks the 25th anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons, established by the United Nations General Assembly to both raise


Why Arts Educators Support Computer Science

Sep 29, 2015

Mayor de Blasio at a school visit (photo: Rob Bennett for the Mayor's Office) Advocates for arts education support Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal to expand access to computer science in city


A True, New NYCHA Development Plan

Sep 28, 2015

NYCHA Chair Olatoye, the author, at a NextGen meeting (via NYCHA on flickr) Public housing has been an integral feature of New York City life since Fiorello La Guardia opened the