Roundup — Luxury Towers in the Park, Hope for Moynihan Station, East River Blueway, A Place to Live, Heartwalk, and What’s In The Water
by Urban Omnibus • February 8th, 2013
LUXURY TOWERS IN THE PARK The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is planning to tackle over 400,000 unaddressed repairs...
Roundup – Reuse on Governors Island, Preserving Midtown East, Hailing Cabs, Countdown Clocks, plus a New Pop-Up, Museum, and Park
by Urban Omnibus • December 14th, 2012
REUSING HISTORIC GOVERNORS ISLAND The 173-acre Governors Island continues its transformation from serving as an active military base to providing...
by Urban Omnibus • November 9th, 2012
The aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and the outcome of Election Day dominated our newsfeeds and our attention this week. And...
The Omnibus Roundup – Troubles at NYCHA, Changes to Street Signs and Superfund, Uses for Bees and Sand, and Congestion Defining
by Urban Omnibus • August 17th, 2012
HELP ME TO HELP YOU First, NYCHA came under fire for not releasing a $10 million internal report by the...
by Susanne Schindler and Juliette Spertus • July 25th, 2012
Susanne Schindler and Juliette Spertus examine two very different large-scale, high-density housing developments in the Bronx and consider how their histories can inform future innovation in affordable housing.
by Karen Kubey • July 18th, 2012
40 years after its construction, Karen Kubey revisits Marcus Garvey Park Village in Brownsville, Brooklyn, a revealing example of the design philosophies and policy priorities behind low-rise, high-density housing.
The Omnibus Roundup – Jamaica Bay Parks, High Line Phase 3, Sleek City Lights, Back-up Tokyo, Selling Housing and Poem Forest
by Urban Omnibus • November 4th, 2011
IMPROVING JAMAICA BAY PARKS Mayor Bloomberg, along with representatives of the US Department of the Interior, the US Environmental Protection...
The Omnibus Roundup – Greatest Buildings, Pruitt-Igoe, Park Design, Moses in Song and Digging Up Brooklyn
by Urban Omnibus • January 14th, 2011
GREATEST BUILDING EVER What is the greatest building in New York? New York Magazine asked that question to a panel of noted architectural thinkers, including the League's very own executive director Rosalie Genevro and board members Robert A.M. Stern and Gregg Pasquarelli, for its recent feature The Greatest New York Ever. The "arguers" weigh in on what...