The winter thaw always uncovers new or forgotten things, so this week we bring you a special post-thaw roundup featuring vacant lot and home sales in Newark and Long Island, the Department of Environmental Protection's battle with wet wipes, the future of open space in Williamsburg, and essays on black lives and architecture.
by Aaron Reiss • December 17th, 2014
Aaron Reiss dives into Beyond the Grid, an ambitious plan underway in the Two Bridges neighborhood of Lower Manhattan to create a more resilient, connected, and sustainable Lower East Side by fusing heating, power, and communications infrastructures.
Tony Schloss and Jonathan Baldwin discuss how their initiative leverages locally controlled infrastructure, community-based applications, and youth capacity building to provide a platform for local communication and Internet access in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Roundup — Armory on Ice, Turnstyling, Connected Trains, Sandy Debris, the Great Saunter, and Emerging From The Ruins
by Urban Omnibus • April 26th, 2013
ARMORY ON ICE The massive Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx is one step closer to becoming the world’s largest indoor...
Roundup — SPURA RFP, Simpler Signs, the Pothole Gang, Chelsea Wi-Fi, Sandy Updates, Trash Dance, and Lowering the Cost of Housing
by Urban Omnibus • January 11th, 2013
SEWARD PARK RFP RELEASED This past Wednesday, 45 years after being cleared in the name of urban renewal, six acres...
The Omnibus Roundup – Parks and Payphones, Faster Trains and Networked Community Boards, The Bronx and the Bastille
by Urban Omnibus • July 13th, 2012
PUBLIC-PRIVATE LEGACY NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe is planning to leave the post he has held for a decade for...
The Omnibus Roundup — Cutting Red Tape, Expanding Broadband, Meeting the Docent of Decay, Reimagining the SRO, and Investigating Electricity
by Urban Omnibus • June 22nd, 2012
CUTTING RED TAPE Deputy Mayor Robert Steel announced two separate initiatives this week that will expedite municipal processes for development...
The Omnibus Roundup – Connected USA, Bus Branding, Foodprint LA, TreeHouse, Fast-Tracked and Light Bright
by Urban Omnibus • July 8th, 2011
CONNECTED USA The MIT SENSEable City Lab, AT&T Labs-Research and IBM Research recently launched the “Connected States of America,” an interactive map using anonymous mobile phone data to illustrate emerging communities formed by social connections in geographically disparate areas. The base map shows color-coded states and regions, and allows users to click on any county to see which areas share the most...