by Jonathan English • March 16th, 2016
Rail yards aren't just future development sites — they can be adapted for transit benefits too
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.
by Urban Omnibus • August 19th, 2015
There are hundreds of miles of space beneath the city’s elevated transportation infrastructure, much of it underutilized and uninviting. Here, a team of designers and planners discuss a two-year study investigating creative yet practical ways to enliven and expand access to these corridors of public space.
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.
A special edition of the Roundup looks at urban renewal area visions, eminent domain to stem foreclosures, reinventing the MTA, an emergency housing prototype, a rent freeze unfrozen, a new timeline for Atlantic Yards, Urban Giants, and Rockaway!
The Omnibus Roundup – Manhattan Memorious, Shellshocked, Transhistoria, City of Dreams, Forefront, Schools, Subways, Bikes and Animals
by Urban Omnibus • April 13th, 2012
MANHATTAN MEMORIOUS Back in 2009, Irene Cheng and Brett Snyder took us on a tour of the unbuilt city through...
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...