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.

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Kirsti Itameri  |  June 11, 2014 2:33 PM | Comments

Reporter Rick Karr investigates New York City’s plan to provide free internet access across the city in an effort to bridge the digital divide.An interview with the founder and editor of AdaptNY, a project that works to foster conversation and connect local residents to decision-makers. Christie’s Huguette Clark auction and Bell Dedman’s new book on the heiress.

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Kirsti Itameri  |  June 11, 2014 2:33 PM | Comments
Adam Glenn, founder and editor of AdaptNY, talks to MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman about his organization's mission to keep the climate change discussion at the forefront.VIDEO
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June 6, 2014 4:09 PM | 1 Comment

Reporter Rick Karr investigates New York City’s plan to provide free internet access across the city in an effort to bridge the digital divide.An interview with the founder and editor of AdaptNY, a project that works to foster conversation and connect local residents to decision-makers. Christie’s Huguette Clark auction and Bell Dedman’s new book on the heiress.

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May 14, 2014 12:39 PM | 1 Comment

On this edition of MetroFocus: “Rebuild by Design” and innovative water management solutions from the Netherlands, The New York Times Op-Doc “Animals Are Persons Too” and an interview with animal rights lawyer Steven Wise, and the wonderful world of little free libraries.

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Esha Ray  |  May 14, 2014 12:39 PM | Comments
Henk Ovink, the Netherlands' acting director-general of Spatial Planning and Water Affairs, is now a senior advisor to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and the creative force behind "Rebuild by Design."VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  May 14, 2014 12:38 PM | Comments

On the Lower East Side, near the intersection of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, a “Little Free Library” has returned to its place in front of an affordable housing unit called 82 Rutgers Slip.

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Mike Schneider, NJTV News  |  May 7, 2014 11:04 AM | Comments
NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider reports on the replacement of Camden, New Jersey's city police force with a county-wide one and the impact it's had on crime levels.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  April 30, 2014 12:32 PM | Comments
A report by the Center for an Urban Future highlights New York City's critical infrastructure vulnerabilities.VIDEO
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April 25, 2014 12:48 PM | Comments

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.

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March 21, 2014 11:01 AM | Comments
MTA photographer Patrick Cashin on the 2nd Ave. subway, remedies for a slow commute far upstate, The Rockefeller University's Parents & Science initiative teaches about research in childhood health and behavior and a visit to the Digital Atelier.VIDEO
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