Urban Development

Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project Brings the Arts to Community Gardens

This summer the NYRP added another free program called Arts in the Gardens.

Music fans wait outside the Barclays Center before Jay-Z performs for the first time in the arena on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. AP/Henny Ray Abrams.
Philly Bubaris  |  October 1, 2012 4:16 PM | Comments
A look at social media reaction to the grand opening of the Barclays Center on Friday, Sept. 28.
A 48-inch drill head at the 18th Street horizontal directional drill exit site in Jersey City, N.J. Gas pipeline from the New Jersey – New York Expansion Project. Image from the FERC Environmental Compliance Monitoring Program weekly report, Sept. 10-16, 2012.
Matt Hunger for the Gotham Gazette  |  September 26, 2012 1:21 PM | 8 Comments
The New Jersey-New York Expansion Project has sparked protests and legal challenges along its proposed route, particularly in Jersey City and the West Village.VIDEO
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Georgia Kral  |  September 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
The Barclays Center opens on Friday, and neighborhood groups are demanding accountability.VIDEO
Fracking in Burlington, PA. While fracking has generated significant wealth for the state, opponents wage that it's had a devastating impact on the environment and is not a financially sustainable industry. AP/Ralph Wilson.
Cristian Salazar and Sarah Crean for Gotham Gazette  |  September 24, 2012 3:53 PM | Comments
The city has called for replacing the heavy heating oils used in buildings with substantially cleaner fuels by 2030. That will likely mean an increased reliance on natural gas.
The journalist Norman Oder has been chronicling the story of the Atlantic Yards development on his watchdog blog Atlantic Yards Report for more than five years. Photo by Jonathan Barkey.
Georgia Kral  |  September 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The Barclays Center opens Sept. 28. Is it according to plan and what happens next?VIDEO
At the New Lab, engineers, designers and students will work in a collaborative manufacturing environment. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral.
Georgia Kral  |  August 28, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Take a tour of the New Lab, a collaborative design and fabrication center, opening soon.
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John Farley  |  August 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Do NYC urban planners have infrastructure and environmental advice for slum-filled cities in other parts of the world?
Photo courtesy of Cornell.
Georgia Kral  |  August 20, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The trend toward urban farming in NYC has some wondering: how safe is the soil?
On Aug. 6, Mayor Bloomberg and Park Commissioner Adrian Benepe opened the renovated Rockaway Park in Queens. Photo courtesy of the mayor's office
John Farley  |  August 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The wealth or poverty of a neighborhood is not the determining factor in how nice or well maintained a city park is.
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Menglin Huang  |  August 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The city is helping Columbia open a new campus by offsetting some energy costs, a practice that is more common than you might think.
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