by Urban Omnibus • December 3rd, 2010
After this morning's F train delays, the reopening of the Roosevelt Island tram will come as even more of a relief to the island's commuters. The iconic cherry-red tram will again grace Manhattan skies after a 9-month hiatus, during which it underwent $25 million...
Few figures invoke the tensions of urban planning in New York City like the larger than life Robert Moses. But it is another iconic figure, Paul Rudolph, who may have the last word on the project that Moses hoped would seal his legacy -- the Lower Manhattan Expressway. An important new exhibit at Cooper Union, organized by the Drawing Center, provides a much-needed reminder of Rudolph’s breadth of vision for Lower Manhattan.
Steven Jones lives 12 blocks from the Queens County border, in Cambria Heights — “the edge.” Even though it takes him longer than most to get into the city, he still leaves earlier than he needs to. He told us that he leaves at the crack of dawn to cut down on stress and the number of encounters with fellow commuters.
I don't know about you, but I've been hearing a lot of people wondering what's so special about the L train and the 34th Street crosstown bus that allows these transit routes to make known the ETA of the next train or bus? And then, just when civic-minded tech developers take matters in their own hands and push schedules onto the mobile devices of riders, they get the smack-down from...