by Yael Friedman • November 18th, 2015
Yael Friedman delves into the history of the City's former poor farm, plans underway to turn it into a luxury 55+ community, and the questions each raise for how best to adapt our existing models of housing to an increasingly aged population.
by Cassim Shepard and Daniel Rojo • September 12th, 2012
A look back at the architectural, financial, and social histories of an iconic Brooklyn building, site of the Architectural League's 2012 Beaux Arts Ball.
The Omnibus Roundup – Taxi of Tomorrow, Financing & Greening Infrastructure, Census Data 1940-style and Making Policy Public
by Urban Omnibus • April 5th, 2012
THE TAXI OF TOMORROW The "Taxi of Tomorrow", the Nissan NV200, the first taxi specifically designed and engineered for driving in New York City, has been unveiled. While the new cab will feature some major safety innovations, including airbags for passengers and lighter sliding doors, they are neither ADA compliant nor are they hybrids. These are two big criticisms. Nonetheless, the new features emerge...