Urban Development


The Fulton Houses on 17th Street in Manhattan. The New York City Housing Authority, the landlord for public housing like the Fulton Houses, is having trouble keeping its top employees. Flickr/dandeluca
Adam Lisberg for City Hall News  |  August 10, 2011 9:54 AM | Comments
Two years after Mayor Michael Bloomberg tapped Wall Street veteran John Rhea to provide new leadership at the embattled New York City Housing Authority, the agency’s top ranks are emptying out.
According to a new resident survey, Fifty-seven percent gave a 'D' or 'F' for the maintenance; the average grade for management was a C-. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Alexa Kasdan and Lindsay Cattell  |  August 10, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Public housing buildings are full of broken elevators, mold and leaky ceilings, impacting the quality of life for residents. The New York City Housing Authority can and should do better by these residents.
Real estate holdings of New York's key players in high education, which is a potent force of development across the city, now and in the future.
Mitchell L. Moss for The Architect's Newspaper  |  August 4, 2011 9:27 AM | 1 Comment
Allthough New York is not known as a college town, the city has used higher education as a potent force for economic development.
JPMorgan is one of five lenders in negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice and state attorneys general to settle claims tied to foreclosure abuses.
Gena Mangiaratti for City Limits  |  August 4, 2011 9:24 AM | Comments
Six advocacy groups say that JPMorgan Chase deserves a poor rating from the Community Reinvestment Act's examination -- the act aims to reduce redlining and meet the credit needs of low income residents.
MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Sam Lewis  |  July 28, 2011 8:08 AM | 1 Comment
Over the past week, news about the Bronx has cast the borough in a spectrum of lights, from a model for urban redevelopment to a place riddled with failing infrastructure.
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Flickr/Wallyg
Bob Feinberg  |  July 26, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
I went to a concert last night…in Newark. I still can’t help but be somewhat amazed by that statement; the “in Newark” part, that is.
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John Farley  |  July 25, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
"DAMN!" documents the gubernatorial campaign of Jimmy McMillan -- perhaps New York City's zaniest political candidate since Norman Mailer -- and illuminates larger questions about contemporary media and celebrity along the way. The film has a sneak preview this week.VIDEO
Comedian/musician Reggie Watts, a staple of the international comedy and performance scene, is featured in season two episode three. Courtesy of MADE HERE
Sam Lewis  |  July 20, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments
MADE HERE, an ongoing documentary project, examines the lives of 68 performing artists in New York -- how do they pay rent? What other jobs to they work to survive?VIDEO
Construction on Barclay's Center. State documents predicted there would be 1,620 construction jobs this summer. There are 543. Flickr/m_dougherty.
John Farley  |  July 19, 2011 9:00 AM | Updated: August 24, 2011 9:40 AM | 2 Comments
Many construction workers -- long-standing supporters of the controversial Atlantic Yards project -- are becoming disillusioned and angry as promised jobs fail to appear.VIDEO
Walmart, traditionally situated in rural and suburban locales, is pushing for an urban location in New York City. Flickr/Walmart Stores.
Kira Cohen  |  July 19, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: November 14, 2011 3:03 PM | 1 Comment
On Monday, Wal-Mart announced its annual holiday season donations -- none of which are going to New York City. Is the retail giant backing out of its plan move into the five boroughs?
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