Living City: A Tale of Two Bridges compares the decision to replace the 60-year-old Tappan Zee Bridge connecting Westchester and Rockland counties with the decision to renovate the the Brooklyn Bridge, a span that is now 131 years old.
The New York Times Living City Series: A Tale of Two Bridges looks at the Tappan Zee, innovative programs are helping struggling veterans, PBS Nature’s “Penguins: A Spy in the Huddle” and American Graduate Day: Tony Bennett on Using the Arts to Keep Students in School.
On this edition of metroFocus: Anthony Marx on New York’s Public Library, transportation expert Gridlock Sam, the public pensions debate, and a summer meals program that is keeping New Jersey students from hunger.
Traffic engineer and former city transportation official Sam Schwartz, better known to many as “Gridlock Sam,” joined Rafael Pi Roman to discuss the metropolitan region’s transit system.
The next episode of “MetroFocus” features Autism Speaks, Rockefeller Foundation President, Senior Planet and the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space.
On the next edition of MetroFocus: the founders of Autism Speaks, Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin on Bus Rapid Transit, seniors bridging the digital divide and a new museum of recent history.
A new report by the Center for an Urban Future details the city’s aging infrastructure, a dune-building project in Toms River is projected to move ahead, the Adirondack P-TECH program is trying out a new education model designed to reduce youth unemployment and keep graduates in the region and more.