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.

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July 9, 2014 11:36 AM | Comments

The next episode of “MetroFocus” features Autism Speaks, Rockefeller Foundation President, Senior Planet and the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space.

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July 2, 2014 12:09 PM | Comments
NJTVNews' Arts Correspondent Maddie Orton takes us to the Valley Arts District, where keeping life affordable for the artists who revitalize the neighborhood is a main goal.VIDEO
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Denisse Moreno  |  June 25, 2014 11:44 AM | Comments
Jack Ford interviews photographer Camilo José Vergara on his book Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto.VIDEO
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June 20, 2014 11:29 AM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus: a conversation with 92nd Street Y executive director Henry Timms, anchor and reporter Jack Ford talks to photographer Camilo Jose Vergara about his book “Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto”, New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff shares stories from his memoir, and Binghamton’s WSKG has the story of artist Bonnie Gale who transforms willow tree branches into living works of art and architecture.

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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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