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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.

Rafael Pi Roman, host of MetroFocus.
July 25, 2012 9:00 PM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus explores the diverse ways to get around the metropolitan area and the large-scale projects that will improve overburdened transit systems. VIDEO
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Menglin Huang  |  July 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Neighborhood groups are working with the Department of Transportation to make streets safer. See interactive map of dangerous intersections and pedestrian fatalities.VIDEO
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Christina Mulligan  |  July 24, 2012 4:07 PM | Updated: July 26, 2012 5:32 PM | 3 Comments
Some 400 faculty members and 37 departments have come out against NYU 2031, an expansion plan within Greenwich Village. At issue is student tuition and whether the growth is needed.
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Menglin Huang  |  July 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Solar and wind power in private buildings have a give-and-take relationship with the electric grid.
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Lindsay Armstrong  |  July 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments

Mayor Bloomberg’s New Housing Marketplace plan is on track to create or preserve 165,000 units of affordable housing. However, units for middle class New Yorkers are lagging behind, according to a recent report.

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Rafael Pi Roman, host of MetroFocus.
July 19, 2012 5:44 PM | 1 Comment
From transit experts to New Yorkers seeking traffic safety, MetroFocus looks at new proposals and the large-scale projects that will improve overburdened transit systems.VIDEO
Staci Berger, Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ
NJ Today  |  July 18, 2012 1:28 PM | Comments
The NJ Department of Community Affairs must explain to towns why they may lose money accumulated since 2008 and give them the opportunity to appeal.VIDEO
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City & State  |  July 18, 2012 1:14 PM | Comments
City & State profiled transit's major players about the big infrastructure issues.
Planning Comission Chair Amanda Burden, Mayor Bloomberg and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew Wambua stand on the over-size blueprint for the city's new micro-units. HPD has put out a request for proposals seeking a developer to build the tiny apartments in Kip's Bay. Photo by Edward Reed for the City of New York
John Farley  |  July 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 11 Comments
The city's proposal for teeny apartments is part of a larger movement to fill the evolving needs of a growing population.
This copepod created in a New Jersey Department of Agriculutre lab, was later released in Cape May County. Photo courtesy of the NJ Department of Agriculture.
Georgia Kral  |  July 11, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The copepod, a tiny shrimp-like creature, is a weapon being wielded against a summertime annoyance.
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