Roundup — Private Money for Public Buildings, Penn Station, Hidden History, D+ for Infrastructure, Reducing the Waste Stream, Click That ‘Hood, High Rise Stories, and Darkened Cities
by Urban Omnibus • March 22nd, 2013
PUBLIC FUNDING THROUGH REAL ESTATE Selling real estate to plug budget shortfalls is becoming an increasingly common strategy in the...
by Urban Omnibus • February 20th, 2013
Biologist and plant scientist Paul Mankiewicz explains the Gaia Hypothesis, the inherent environmental productivity of organisms, and why the city's waste stream is our greatest untapped ecological and economic asset.
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 – NYU Approved, Freight Rail Revived, Bronx Rail Proposed, Tunnels Bored, Manhattan Waste Managed, Hive Installed, and the Olympic Games through Urbanist-colored Glasses
by Urban Omnibus • July 27th, 2012
NYU ANEW This Wednesday, the New York City Council approved the NYU 2031 proposals by a vote of 44-1, one...
The Omnibus Roundup – Seward Park, Mayoral Race Transit Talk, Harvesting Methane and Studying Smart Phones
by Urban Omnibus • May 25th, 2012
AFTER 40 YEARS SPURA MIGHT BE GETTING DEVELOPED The 1960s saw huge swaths of New York City cleared in the name of Urban Renewal. The legacy of population displacement and towers-in-the-park housing is still apparent along the shorelines of the Lower East Side and the East Village, but some lots were cleared and never built out. The Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA), a five lot, seven acre, city-owned plot on Delancey...
The Omnibus Roundup – Soldiers of Cleanliness, Tactical Urbanism, Pahlka at TED, Farm Video Fellow, East Asia’s Urban Factories and Bronx Moderne in the Park
by Urban Omnibus • March 9th, 2012
THE CLEANING OF A GREAT CITY In the late 19th century, a time when New York City’s streets were coated...
The Omnibus Roundup — No Bins, CityBench, Secaucus 7, Parking Reform, The Civilians on OWS and Urbanized at IFC
by Urban Omnibus • October 28th, 2011
MTA NO-BIN EXPERIMENT New York City residents are deeply skeptical of a new pilot program designed to reduce litter in...
The Omnibus Roundup – Permanent Plazas, Weekends with Vignelli, FastTrash.org, Velonotte, Archtober and Freshkills+
by Urban Omnibus • September 30th, 2011
TIMES SQUARE PLAZAS MADE PERMANENT On Tuesday, September 27, Manhattan's Community Board 5 met with Craig Dykers of Snøhetta to review their plans for the Times Square pedestrian plazas of the not-so-distant future. No more lawn chairs, no more paint as marker for where the car space ends. The plan calls for a leveling of the streets and curbs, to create a continuous pedestrian surface of dark concrete. Inlaid into the pavers will be steel rivets to reflect the bright lights of the big city. Benches and street furniture...