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.
The winter thaw always uncovers new or forgotten things, so this week we bring you a special post-thaw roundup featuring vacant lot and home sales in Newark and Long Island, the Department of Environmental Protection's battle with wet wipes, the future of open space in Williamsburg, and essays on black lives and architecture.
by Jonathan Tarleton • April 30th, 2014
Last Thursday, four officials from the federal government, New York State, New York City, and New Jersey sat together on...
Roundup – “Downtown” Staten Island, Midtown Bus Master Plan, the Sheridan Expressway, WalkNYC, Crowdsourcing Bike Routes, and Party Wall
by Urban Omnibus • June 28th, 2013
“DOWNTOWN” STATEN ISLAND The City is hard at work nurturing a concentrated downtown area on Staten Island’s North Shore near...
Roundup — City Water, WTC Security Plans, SEE/CHANGE, PATH Hub, Water_Works, and Public Access Design
by Urban Omnibus • May 17th, 2013
THE PAST AND FUTURE OF NYC’S WATER The infrastructure that provides one billion gallons of fresh drinking water to eight...
Roundup — Housing Out of Reach, a Fresh Take on Flushing, Boulevard 41, Arts at Ground Zero, Sandy Updates, Curtain, the Big Squeeze, and Calling Back to 1993
by Urban Omnibus • March 29th, 2013
OUT-OF-REACH HOUSING A new report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition demonstrates the very concerning statistic that “in no...
The Omnibus Roundup – Moynihan Station and Grand Central, Citi Bike and Civic Action, Scientific Ghost Towns and Secret City Sounds
by Urban Omnibus • May 11th, 2012
MOYNIHAN COMMENCEMENT The demolition of the original Pennsylvania Station sparked furor at the loss of a grand entrance to the...
The Omnibus Roundup — Archival Photos, Future Libraries, Harbor Upgrading, Hydro Power, Obscura Day and Food Book Fair
by Urban Omnibus • April 27th, 2012
NYC 100 YEARS AGO The New York City Municipal Archives have digitized and made available online 870,000 images dating back...