by Yukie Ohta • June 5th, 2013
Yukie Ohta looks at the dramatic transformation of SoHo over the past 50 years, from a center for light manufacturing, to a desolate and dangerous wasteland, to one of the most affluent neighborhoods in New York.
Roundup — New Visions for Penn Station, Elevating Buildings, NYC as City-State, Upsides of Insularity, and Process and Progress
by Urban Omnibus • May 31st, 2013
FOUR VISIONS FOR PENN STATION Amid the ongoing debate over the future of Penn Station and Madison Square Garden, four...
Roundup — Elevated Biodiversity, Safer Mixed-Use Neighborhoods, an Underground Library, Modular Momentum, Sandy Updates, and the Planning Game
by Urban Omnibus • March 15th, 2013
ELEVATED BIODIVERSITY Green roofs are often lauded for their cooling effect and runoff absorption, but a new study of green roofs...
Roundup — Wikihouse, Rezoning Midtown, the Model Navy Yard, Street Seats, Street Signs, Sandy Updates, Bay Lights, and Applied Design
by Urban Omnibus • March 1st, 2013
WIKIHOUSE WikiHouse is an effort to democratize home design and construction by allowing “anyone to design, download, and ‘print’ CNC-milled houses and components.”...
The Omnibus Roundup – Lush Parks, a Verdant Bronx River, a Grander Central, a Polka-Dotted City, a Library of Immediacy and more
by Urban Omnibus • July 20th, 2012
IT COSTS GREEN TO GREEN In a New York Times op-ed this week, columnist Frank Bruni pens an optimistic piece about...
by Urban Omnibus • May 16th, 2012
The CEO of the city’s first non-profit industrial developer discusses how his organization creates space for a new generation of urban manufacturing in New York City.
The Omnibus Roundup – Zuccotti POPS, MetroCard Use, Ferry Expectations, CAT Scans for Cities, Ward and MTA Manufacturing
by Urban Omnibus • October 21st, 2011
ZUCCOTTI POPS Jerold S. Kayden has written two opinion pieces about the spatial and legal ramifications of Occupy Wall Street’s...
PREPARING FOR IRENE As Hurricane Irene approaches, City and State agencies are preparing for the worst while hoping for the best. States up and down the east coast, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, have declared anticipatory states of emergency. Mayor Bloomberg has announced a mandatory evacuation by 5pm Saturday for Zone A of New York City (click here to download a map of the NYC Hurricane Evacuation Zones...
by Urban Omnibus • March 26th, 2010
It’s been a week of big projects, big plans, and big ideas. New York University has announced the NYU 2031...