Roundup — Wikihouse, Rezoning Midtown, the Model Navy Yard, Street Seats, Street Signs, Sandy Updates, Bay Lights, and Applied Design
by Urban Omnibus • March 1st, 2013
WIKIHOUSE WikiHouse is an effort to democratize home design and construction by allowing “anyone to design, download, and ‘print’ CNC-milled houses and components.”...
by Vinnie Rotondaro and Maura Ewing • January 30th, 2013
Vinnie Rotondaro and Maura Ewing of Narratively take an in-depth look at a fast-changing Brooklyn neighborhood and the actors and strategies behind its transformation.
Roundup — adAPT NYC, a Brooklyn Plaza, the Radio City of Brooklyn, Sandy Updates, 1913 Prices, Learning from Modernism and Stoller Beyond Architecture
by Urban Omnibus • January 25th, 2013
ADAPT NYC WINNER ANNOUNCED On Tuesday, Mayor Bloomberg announced the winners of adAPT NYC, a pilot program to develop “a new...
by Urban Omnibus • January 21st, 2013
Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers opens this week at at the Museum of the City of New York and will run from January 23rd through September 15th. Two public programs related to this exhibition, on January 24th and February 7th, will be of particular interest to Omnibus readers.
In 1987, the League launched a design study to examine the potential of small-scale infill housing to contribute to the city’s affordable housing portfolio. We look back at what was proposed, and what was built instead.
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...
Roundup — More Residences at BBP, Microhousing for Affordability, More Controversy at the NYPL, the East River Ferry, more Sandy News, The Clock, and Where (We) Live
by Urban Omnibus • December 21st, 2012
The Omnibus team will be taking a short break for the next couple of weeks to gear up for 2013....
by Urban Omnibus • December 19th, 2012
Andy Reicher shares the history of UHAB, chronicling its evolution through 40 years of helping renters become owners.
Roundup – Co-op City, A Cloud of Bottles, Parking and Culture in Downtown Brooklyn, Atlantic Yards Prefab, Post-Sandy Updates and Upcoming Events
by Urban Omnibus • November 30th, 2012
KEEPING CO-OP CITY AFFORDABLE This week, Governor Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg and US HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced a $621.5 million...