Urban Development

Learning From the Dutch After Superstorm Sandy

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."

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Kirsti Itameri  |  April 17, 2013 3:08 PM | Comments
Sonia Manzano’s novel, The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano, is a young girl’s coming of age story set in New York City’s “el Barrio” neighborhood in the late 1960s. This was a time when the city’s Puerto Rican - or “Nuyorican” - community was beginning to feel its strength and make political demands.VIDEO
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Jarrett Murphy, City Limits  |  April 2, 2013 10:43 AM | Comments
The Assembly notes that a critical food hub at Hunts Point in the Bronx is vulnerable to storm surges, and proposes that a second distribution site be developed.
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Brenda Flanagan, NJ Today  |  April 1, 2013 10:48 AM | Comments
Road crews poured concrete into the massive sinkhole created by a recent water main break in Hoboken — the third one in two days.VIDEO
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Susanna Blankley and Lindsay Cattell, City Limits  |  March 29, 2013 10:28 AM | 1 Comment
With 2,000 cases rolling in every day and 11,000 families losing their housing last year, a survey found that tenants are at a stark disadvantage in Bronx Housing Court.
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Jarrett Murphy, City Limits  |  March 12, 2013 9:52 AM | Comments
People on Blake Avenue say their No. 1 campaign concern is crime. But their worry seems to be more about whether young people are on the wrong track.
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Diane Jeantet, City Limits  |  March 11, 2013 11:59 AM | Comments
Produced in close concert with advocates, the mayor's 2004 initiative aimed for a paradigm shift in how the city approached homelessness.
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Batya Ungar-Sargon, City Limits  |  March 7, 2013 3:00 PM | Comments
While some agree that the plan has financial merit, others fear the social costs of mixing incomes in NYCHA neighborhoods. The authority's chairman sees it as a win-win.
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Kirsti Itameri  |  February 27, 2013 10:13 AM | Comments
The Municipal Art Society has identified 17 East Midtown buildings that it considers worthy of preservation, should the rezoning plan be approved.
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Colm O’Molloy and Jonathan Williamson  |  February 27, 2013 10:11 AM | Comments
Iconic South Street Seaport Cafe to reopen in April.VIDEO
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Kirsti Itameri  |  February 27, 2013 10:11 AM | Comments
In this week’s episode of MetroFocus, anchor Rafael Pi Roman interviews Vin Cipolla, President of the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), on the proposed rezoning of the East Midtown neighborhood.VIDEO
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