Happy Birthday, zoning! The codes may have changed over 101 years, but as Andrea Renner and Eric Goldwyn explain, when it comes to how New Yorkers use zoning to advance their own visions of a perfect city, much remains the same.
by Urban Omnibus • December 9th, 2015
MdeAS Architects principal Dan Shannon walks through the market, regulatory, and cultural forces behind Midtown commercial redevelopment projects and their potential to transform aging assets into competitive buildings.
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 Oksana Mironova • June 10th, 2015
Oksana Mironova documents varied approaches to City-led redevelopment in Lincoln Square and the West Side Urban Renewal Area and calls for an evolution of contemporary rezonings to prioritize the preservation of existing communities.
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!
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...