Roundup — FAR ROC, Liquid City, Fruit Streets, Finding Quiet, a Built Legacy, and Masterpieces of the Everyday
by Urban Omnibus • July 19th, 2013
FAR ROC FINALISTS The finalists for phase one of FAR ROC, a design ideas competition, were announced yesterday. In the...
by Urban Omnibus • April 3rd, 2013
The founder and president of the Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) talks about the difference between building structures and building communities, the musical legacy of the Bronx, and how the persistence of memory affects neighborhood growth.
Roundup — Silicon Alley, Park Funding, Twitter Linguistics, Cutting Carbon, Biotopes, Bronx Boutiques, Topsy Turvy, and Architecture on Screen
by Urban Omnibus • February 22nd, 2013
MADE IN NY The Bloomberg administration continues its push to create a Silicon Alley that rivals Silicon Valley with the...
Roundup — High Bridge Groundbreaking, Cleaning up the Gowanus, Slower Subways, Sunlit Buildings, Sandy Updates, Birders, Cinebeasts and Landmarkss
by Urban Omnibus • January 18th, 2013
HIGH BRIDGE RENOVATION BEGINS The City broke ground last Friday on a $61 million renovation of the city’s oldest standing bridge. The High...
by Caitlin Blanchfield • September 19th, 2012
Caitlin Blanchfield looks at how a historic shipbuilding facility is fostering a new culture of industry in New York, one informed by a sophisticated understanding of local dynamics, regional economics, and global challenges.
by Urban Omnibus • February 1st, 2012
Tyler Caruso and Erik Facteau explain their scientific study of the value of urban farms, an effort to produce hard data that can challenge nay-sayers and inform policies and regulations that support agriculture in the city.
The Omnibus Roundup – Lighting as Placemaking, MTA funding, Green Zoning, Bridge Birthdays and Public Authorities
by Urban Omnibus • December 16th, 2011
PLACEMAKING THROUGH LIGHTING The City's plan to make Lower Manhattan more vibrant after dark goes beyond simply installing more lights. The title of the New York City Economic Development Corporation's Request for Proposals, "Placemaking through Lighting," explains the initiative's priorities: to use creative illumination to enhance Lower Manhattan's identity, to attract visitors and investment and to create a sense of place for the area...