Roundup — Beaches Bounce Back, Stormproofing, Coworking, 5Pointz, and The School of Transgressive Placemaking
by Urban Omnibus • May 24th, 2013
BEACHES BOUNCE BACK Beach season is finally upon us, and the Department of Parks and Recreation has been hard at...
Roundup — Bike Infrastructure Blooming, Change the Course, Commercial Rooftop Greenhouses, Cars and Streets, Cicadas, and Tunnel Stories
by Urban Omnibus • April 12th, 2013
BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE BLOOMING The spring weather has brought with it the long-awaited roll out of NYC’s new bike share, Citi Bike....
The Omnibus Roundup – Bridges, Subway Report Cards, Bike Lanes, Meadowlands, Post-Olympic Photos, Fires and Ziplines
by Urban Omnibus • August 10th, 2012
‘BERG THE BUILDER The Bloomberg administration and the DOT are taking heat this week for scheduling a new bridge linking...
The Omnibus Roundup – On Aging, Penn Station Protesting, MetroCard Advertising, Bike Sharing Speedbumps and Velodrama
by Urban Omnibus • August 3rd, 2012
OLD YORK According to a report released this week from the California-based Milken Institute, the New York metro area comes...
by Urban Omnibus • June 29th, 2012
Next Wednesday, in celebration of our nation’s birth, instead of publishing our regular weekly feature, we’ll be honoring the timeless...
The Omnibus Roundup – Moynihan Station and Grand Central, Citi Bike and Civic Action, Scientific Ghost Towns and Secret City Sounds
by Urban Omnibus • May 11th, 2012
MOYNIHAN COMMENCEMENT The demolition of the original Pennsylvania Station sparked furor at the loss of a grand entrance to the...
The Omnibus Roundup – Manhattan Memorious, Shellshocked, Transhistoria, City of Dreams, Forefront, Schools, Subways, Bikes and Animals
by Urban Omnibus • April 13th, 2012
MANHATTAN MEMORIOUS Back in 2009, Irene Cheng and Brett Snyder took us on a tour of the unbuilt city through...
by David Vega-Barachowitz • December 14th, 2011
David Vega-Barachowitz investigates the policies, stakeholders and theories that have historically shaped street design standards in the US, and calls on designers to rethink how we share and use our roads.
The Omnibus Roundup – Bronx, Bike Share, Parking, Peanuts, Gowanderlust, OHNY and Art as Urban Activator
by Urban Omnibus • October 7th, 2011
SOUTH BRONX RISING This week, The New York Times new architecture critic Michael Kimmelman took a walk with NYC’s planning...
The Omnibus Roundup – Permanent Plazas, Weekends with Vignelli, FastTrash.org, Velonotte, Archtober and Freshkills+
by Urban Omnibus • September 30th, 2011
TIMES SQUARE PLAZAS MADE PERMANENT On Tuesday, September 27, Manhattan's Community Board 5 met with Craig Dykers of Snøhetta to review their plans for the Times Square pedestrian plazas of the not-so-distant future. No more lawn chairs, no more paint as marker for where the car space ends. The plan calls for a leveling of the streets and curbs, to create a continuous pedestrian surface of dark concrete. Inlaid into the pavers will be steel rivets to reflect the bright lights of the big city. Benches and street furniture...