Our annual Thanksgiving Roundup is meaty with an in-depth exploration of a block in Bed-Stuy, a 2015 fight over school segregation, updates on long-running megaprojects, and a side of delicious exhibitions to check out this holiday weekend.
This week we bring you a special midsummer's roundup featuring the travails of developing new parks, updates on mega-projects from SPURA to Willets Point, the voice of our subways, the new LaGuardia and very old subway and train infrastructure, and what home means to some of the city's oldest residents.
by Samuel Stein • February 13th, 2013
Samuel Stein argues against Major League Soccer's proposed stadium in Queens and asks "who exactly will benefit from yet another stadium in the park"?
The Omnibus Roundup – Hudson Yards, LaGuardia Access, Hudson Square, Waste-to-Energy, Obscura Society, and Wired for Change
by Urban Omnibus • October 12th, 2012
HUDSON YARDS PREVIEW The Hudson Yards redevelopment, with its $6 billion price tag and 12 million square feet of new...
The Omnibus Roundup – Towers-in-the-Park, Convention Centers in Queens, Tidal Turbines in the River, Presidential Omissions and Lots of Things To Do
by Urban Omnibus • January 27th, 2012
“ARCHITECTURE IS NEVER DESTINY” A viewing of the The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, a documentary by Chad Freidrichs, prompted Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic...
by Matthew Storrie • July 7th, 2010
Matthew Storrie recaps the first of the Architectural League's "Conversations on New York" with Alexander Garvin. Check it out and then join the League THIS THURSDAY for a rare chance to hear Dan Doctoroff and Paul Goldberger discuss the past decade of development and the challenges facing the city looking forward from 2010.
by Urban Omnibus • June 15th, 2010
Many urbanists have characterized the years leading up to the current financial crisis as a return of the big vision...