all stories tagged "civic engagement"


Central Park. Flickr/JuntosWorldwide
Laura Vanderkam for City Journal  |  September 7, 2011 2:42 PM | Comments
Can the public-private model save neglected parks without rich neighbors?
The Bayonne Bridge connects Staten Island to Manhattan. If the Port Authority toll increases happen, the fee for those paying in cash to cross the bridge will jump to $15. Flickr/ H.L.I.T.
John Farley  |  August 16, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: August 18, 2011 06:22 PM | 121 Comments
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will support a toll hike, but one that is substantially less than originally proposed by the Port Authority, reported ABC News. ABC reported that the governors will support a toll increase of $1.50 at peak hours, and a 25 cent increase on PATH fares.VIDEO
The omnipresent iPhone. One of many devices that could soon carry apps invented by the public to make life in New York City more manageable and imaginative. Flickr/Yutaka Tsutano.
John Farley  |  August 10, 2011 5:48 PM | Comments
On Wednesday, the winners of the NYC BigApps Ideas Challenger were announced. Ever wanted to rate the best and worst streets in your borough? There could soon be an app for that.
A pipe overflows during a rainstorm in Orangetown, NY. According to Riverkeeper, even half an inch of rain fall can overwhelm sewage treatment facilities on the Hudson. Photo courtesy of Riverkeeper.
John Farley  |  August 9, 2011 12:10 PM | Comments
Riverkeeper released a report on the Hudson River on Tuesday that revealed sewage contamination from New York Harbor to above the Troy dam, nearly 160 miles north of New York City.
Urbanology is a large group game that will take place in the BMW Guggenheim Lab. In this unusual interactive installation, visitors role-play scenarios for city transformation and become advocates for issues such as education, housing, health care, infrastructure and mobility as they build a city that matches their specific needs. Photo Courtesy of Roger Kisby
Mahalet Dejene  |  August 3, 2011 1:18 PM | Comments
Do modern notions of a comfortable city living put us in an unsustainable relationship with the urban environment? Discuss and learn at Guggenheim's mobile lab in the East Village.
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John Farley  |  August 1, 2011 6:00 AM | 5 Comments
Controversy has consumed the construction of three arenas in recent years. Why does the combination of sports and development incite such furious debate?
The cleanup of the Cornell-Dubilier Superfund site in South Plainfield, NJ continues. The site is one of the most contaminated in the nation. AP/Mike Derer.
John Farley  |  July 21, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: July 27, 03:27 PM | 1 Comment
While the Garden State is sometimes dubbed the "armpit of America" in jest -- a reference to the state's legacy of industry and pollution -- the deadly consequences of decades worth of illegal dumping and unhealthy manufacturing practices have prompted few chuckles.
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John Farley and Laura van Straaten  |  July 20, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: June 21, 2011 10:13AM | 2 Comments
The mayor has a dream for New York City: to one day rival Silicon Valley as the center for technological innovation. And that may be doable -- the city has replaced Boston as the second largest technology hub in the nation, according to a new report. But the plan is not without its critics.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  July 13, 2011 6:00 AM | 11 Comments
Urban officials and nonprofits are taking rapid steps to prepare for what the Associated Press dubbed the "silver tsunami." Is New York City ready?VIDEO
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John Farley  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
When Forest City Ratner announced their plan to build the $2.5 billion Atlantic Yards in Prospect Heights, Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky turned on their cameras.VIDEO
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