Katharine Jose

How 'The New York Times' controls architecture criticism in America, whoever its critic may be:

A group of critics, not including the Times' own Michael Kimmelman, on the state of the discipline.

Bio: Katharine Jose is a current student of Community and Regional Planning at the University of Texas-Austin School of Architecture. She has written about politics, infrastructure, environment, development, natural disasters, and more for Capital, and The New York Times, among other publications.

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Subway planners present the No. 7 extension, with room for improvement

The new No. 7 subway station at 34th and 11th is designed for maximum efficiency and beauty, but it's not everything its planners could have wanted, yet. 

Feb. 15, 2011


Playgrounds for plutocrats: Who pays for parks?

Is the High Line a good measure of the effectiveness of corporate-government action for the public good? Or a measure of how much property and business owners in the immediate vicinity (an expensive one) are willing to pay to walk to Chelsea Market among tapered concrete planks, Art-Deco railings, and wild quinine?

Dec. 24, 2010


Post-campaign, will Cuomo get serious about public transportation?

It's not at all clear from Andrew Cuomo's statements as a candidate what his ideas are for dealing with the M.T.A. and New York's transit system.

Nov. 4, 2010


End of Sheridan: The great highway unbuilders of the Bronx

If the Sheridan is removed, it would set a new precedent not only for New York, but for the country.

Oct. 20, 2010


Wilderness at the edge of Bushwick

A debate, now contentious, over the future of the Ridegwood Reservoir is less a battle over development than a fight about red tape and bureaucratic opacity.

Sep. 28, 2010


City fathers scramble to keep New York’s mini-Patti Smiths from choosing ... Detroit?

What was striking was not the proposed solutions but the way that the “creative sector” was discussed.

Sep. 21, 2010


PlaNYC guru plays West Village; gig sold out

Jan Gehl has been an “important partner” for years in implementing PlaNYC and engineering “world-class streets," and a talk he gave this week was mobbed.

Sep. 17, 2010


Tom Fox and the rise and fall and rise of New York ferries

Almost every year in recent memory there has been a moment of hope and a moment of darkness for the future of ferry transportation in the city.

Sep. 15, 2010