Urban Development

The New York Times Living City Series: A City Shaped by Steam

With more than 100 miles of steam piping and nearly 2,000 buildings served, New York’s steam system is the largest in the world.

Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries speaks with a Prospect Heights resident on Bergen Street at one of his summer Subway Office Hours events. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  August 2, 2012 11:10 AM | Comments

For six years, Hakeem Jeffries has been meeting constituents outside the subway stations in his district.

Flushing Avenue connects downtown Brooklyn and DUMBO with the Brooklyn Navy Yard. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  July 27, 2012 7:01 AM | Comments
To connect the fast-growing area of DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn and the Navy Yard, a new bus line will roll out. But who will use it?
Sam Schwartz has been thinking about traffic in NYC for more than 40 years. Photo courtesy of Sam Schwartz Engineering.
Georgia Kral  |  July 26, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Traffic engineer Sam Schwartz explains why he's optimistic about the future of transportation in NYC.VIDEO
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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