Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who's running for mayor this year and has thus far shown only moderate interest in local infrastructure questions, today promised to out-do Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the issue.(2)
New York City's version of bus rapid transit isn't "true BRT," according to a just-released state report, which calls for instituting a proper bus rapid transit system so that the city can better weather the next Hurricane Sandy.(4)
Landlords, businesses and residents have more financial incentive than ever to invest in the neighborhood, even as the damage wrought by the hurricane has many climate experts predicting a future of devastating storms like Sandy.
Yesterday, former president Bill Clinton and Shaun Donovan, Obama's housing secretary and Hurricane Sandy point person, hailed a New York City teachers pension fund commitment to invest $1 billion in regional infrastructure.
Michael Bloomberg spent much of his radio show this morning questioning the argument for sea walls around New York City.
Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who's running for mayor, today outlined her approach to protecting New York City from more Hurricane Sandy-like storm surges, and it encompasses basically everything.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn't convinced that it would be worthwhile to spend billions of dollars on tidal barriers in an attempt to mitigate the impact of future superstorms on New York City's lower-lying neighborhoods.
That New York City has endured devastating damage from Sandy is undeniable.
No reputable scientist denies that New York City is susceptible to rising sea levels caused by climate change.
Yet, while Governor Andrew Cuomo today called for "a fundamental rethinking of our built environment," it's not at all clear how New York is going to pay for all that, particularly as it remains saddled with historically infrastructure-averse Albany legislature.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg decried America's levels of infrastructure investment today on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
Most of the time the system works flawlessly, and invisibly, and so sewage gets less attention than other infrastructural issues, like transit and communications. Plus sewage is just gross.
Without adequate investment in the M.T.A., Chris Ward says, Manhattan won't drive the economy anymore.
Yesterday, Assemblyman James Brennan, Democrat of Brooklyn, announced the introduction of a bill that would allow New York State voters in 2013 to approve (or disapprove) $4.5 billion in new debt for statewide infrastructure.(1)
The reason members of the press had convened in front of the station-agent booth, is that the enormous Tunnel Boring Machine (T.B.M.) was about to break through wall between the tunnel it has been carving down Second Avenue and an existing spur 80 feet under the surface of Lexington Avenue that comes off the 63rd Street F tunnel.
Silicon Island? Often-fractious Roosevelt Island is unanimous on one thing: They want a big tech campus built there
Roosevelt Island wants to have a research and engineering campus, very badly. And so a number of local officials joined councilmember Jessica Lappin, whose district includes the 2.5-mile long stretch of Roosevelt Island, in a press conference that was a pitch to schools like Stanford and Cornell universities.(3)
You’ll find these symbols peeking out from the corner of a subway advertisement for the New York Public Library, the Flying Karamazov Brothers’ show at the Minetta Lane Theatre and JetBlue package deals.
On a building at Wooster Street and Grand Street, on the same wall where Banksy’s infamous rat wearing an “I <3 NY” t-shirt was once painted, you’ll see Picasso’s face formed with hundreds of these symbols, including one giant one painted at eye-level. Take out your phone, snap a picture of the code with a special application, and you will be directed to a mobile site advertising the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ new show: “Picasso: Discover the Master.”(1)