After Superstorm Sandy, a historic housing style is on the brink of extinction on Staten Island's East Shore. A. F. Brady explores what stands to be lost, and gained, in government efforts to rebuild the area after the storm.
by Elizabeth Rush • February 11th, 2015
Elizabeth Rush traces the implementation of New York State-led property buyouts in three Staten Island neighborhoods and weighs the benefits and costs of this potentially important model for addressing the vulnerability of coastal communities.
James McConnell, Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Data at the NYC Office of Emergency Management, dissects the process by which data turns into emergency response and reminds us that effectiveness in a crisis requires long-term planning supported by accurate information.
A special edition of the Roundup looks at urban renewal area visions, eminent domain to stem foreclosures, reinventing the MTA, an emergency housing prototype, a rent freeze unfrozen, a new timeline for Atlantic Yards, Urban Giants, and Rockaway!
by Eric Fang • May 5th, 2014
Among the most pressing issues facing New York’s new mayor is how his administration will pick up the mantle of...
by Jonathan Tarleton • April 30th, 2014
Last Thursday, four officials from the federal government, New York State, New York City, and New Jersey sat together on...
Roundup – Thanksgiving Edition: Turkey Day Transit, Cities on the Cliff, Mayors Challenge, Radiation in Ridgewood, and more on Sandy
by Urban Omnibus • November 21st, 2012
The enormity of recent and current events — natural disasters and a presidential election at home, intensifying violence abroad —...
by Urban Omnibus • November 16th, 2012
HERE COMES THE STORY OF THE HURRICANE While the national news media has moved on from the devastation wrought by...