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Articles about "Urban Planning"

  • 4 NYC Upgrades: Say Goodbye to the Old By Ilana Yoneshige | April 16, 2015

    These developments are doing away with old, outdated features.

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  • The Illustrious Industry City By Samantha Martinez | March 13, 2015

    Industry City has been getting a lot of attention lately, with rumors of hotels, rezoning and an epic $115 million in extra funding - find out what is really going on.

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  • The Master Builder: Robert Moses By Ilana Yoneshige | February 18, 2015

    “I raise my stein to the builder who can remove ghettos without removing people as I hail the chef who can make omelets without breaking eggs.”—Robert Moses

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  • #Urban Planning, #Social Media By Ilana Yoneshige | February 11, 2015

    In the future, social media might be useful for improving urban planning.

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  • Chinatown Might be Getting a Big Brother Upstate By Bryan Gamble | December 09, 2013

    News that foreign investors, especially ones from China, are interested in New York real estate has become quite old hat, but the proposed China City of America in upstate New York is on a whole new level that is simply irresistible.

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  • Questioning New York’s Future in a Post-Sandy World By Bryan Gamble | November 13, 2013

    It has been one year since Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Tri-State area and the struggle to rebuild and achieve a stable life still continues for many who lost their homes and businesses. With this somber anniversary, there is a new emphasis on protecting ourselves from future storms, which are likely to be even worse than Sandy.

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  • Transcending Urban Planning and Fashion Norms: Cityzen by Azin Valy By Shwetha Ravishankar | November 08, 2013

    Cityzen by Azin, since its inception, has known to be a brand with a difference. Creating a beautiful mish-mash between urban architecture, topography, and fabric — this high fashion brand has created a niche of its own, far away from their contemporaries on the fashion runways and high-fashion streets of Paris, Milan and New York.

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  • The Trouble with Midtown East’s Rezoning By Bryan Gamble | October 28, 2013

    With the end of Mayor Bloomberg’s final term in sight, Mr. Bloomberg and his administration are pushing harder than ever to pass the rezoning of Midtown East. Despite a series of setbacks and revisions to the plan, the rezoning project was recently approved by the City Planning Commission and does have chance to pass. The deadline for final approval from the City Council, however, is quickly approaching and Bloomberg is having trouble passing this rezoning despite his previous 125 successful rezoning proposals.

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  • Proposed Low Line Raises Support in Lower East Side By Bryan Gamble | September 12, 2013

    Although Manhattan has virtually no room left for new development, especially park development, this has not deterred creative thinkers looking to beautify the city and create new public spaces. The High Line, the famous and ever-expanding park initiative, has long been the poster child of repurposing unused land for a park since its proposal and opening in 2007.

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  • The Case for Moving Madison Square Garden By Aby Thomas | May 13, 2013

    On May 22, the Department of City Planning is going to vote on whether Madison Square Garden, one of New York City’s most iconic structures, should be given only 15 more years to operate from its current location over Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. If the city’s commissioners give the green signal to this proposal, then that means that the “World’s Most Famous Arena” will probably soon have to find a new location to call as its home in the city.

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