Thursday, October 02, 2014
By Gisele Regatao : Senior Editor, Culture, WNYC News
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Amanda Burden, the outgoing commissioner of city planning has some advice for helping Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio when it comes to fulfilling his vow to create more than 200,000 units of affordable housing. Burden says de Blasio must "persuade communities to accept additional height and density," something easier said than done.
Friday, June 08, 2012
While New York City’s High Line celebrates its three-year anniversary June 8, Jersey City may be getting an elevated park of its own. Residents and government officials are closer than ever to concluding a 13-year battle to acquire an abandoned rail line and turn it into open space at the center of an urban neighborhood, and they’re looking to the High Line for inspiration and advice.
Friday, May 18, 2012
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is set to be married in Manhattan on Saturday — and since the likely mayoral hopeful made the announcement two months ago, the press has breathlessly covered details of the 300-person fete as they have trickled out. Here's all you need to know about it.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
A figure whose photography and performances chronicle a life of survival and loss in Chelsea, a super giant salad on the High Line, the act of grooming gets thoroughly picked apart in Bushwick and groups of students and artists tackle one of New York City's dirtiest waterways: the Gowanus. There's lots going down in New York City. Here's what we're looking at.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Parks officials and advocates have unveiled designs for the third and final section of the High Line, an elevated stretch of historic freight rail line in Manhattan that has been converted to a public park.
Friday, December 02, 2011
By Yasmeen Khan
A group of civic leaders in Queens is proposing once again to turn an old rail line that runs through Forest Hills into an elevated park. Several community leaders proposed the idea a few years ago, but the project stalled. Now, leaders say there's more political buy-in.
TN MOVING STORIES: Christie Says NJ "Will Do Our Share" in Secaucus 7 Plan; Roadway Travel Reaches Lowest Point Since 2003
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
By Kate Hinds
Top stories on TN:
Extending the #7 subway to NJ could cost less than the ARC tunnel. (Link)
New York conducts bus inspection crackdowns, nets dozens of violations. (Link)
Specialty license plates generate revenue -- and controversy. (Link)
Should you treat a subway platform like Yosemite? (Link)
Travel on U.S. roadways through the first eight months of this year is down 1.3% from a year ago -- or 26 billion vehicle miles -- and has reached the lowest level since 2003. (USA Today)
BP was granted a permit for deepwater drilling in the Gulf. (Politico)
Taxis are allowed to block bike lanes in San Francisco. (Bay Citizen)
UAW members reached a split decision over Chrysler contract. (Changing Gears)
Ten people were arrested in a $1 billion Long Island Rail Road disability scheme. (New York Times)
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says "continued failure is not an option" for regional transportation efforts in Metro Detroit. (MLive.com)
New York's elevated rail-line-turned-park, the High Line, received a $20 million donation. (New York Times)
A bus operator denies discrimination charges, says women on Brooklyn's B110 don't complain about having to sit in the back. (New York Times)
NY Daily News opinion piece: making all taxis wheelchair-accessible is a worthy goal, but it can't trump other considerations -- like cost.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Joshua David and Robert Hammond talk about how they collaborated with their neighbors, elected officials, artists, local business owners, and leaders of burgeoning movements in horticulture and landscape architecture to create the High Line. The park is now celebrated worldwide as a model for creatively designed, socially vibrant, ecologically sound public space, and they tell the story of it’s creation in High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
(New York, NY -- Ilya Marritz, WNYC)
The High Line is growing.
As Mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to cut the ribbon on a 10-block extension of the popular elevated public park on Manhattan's West Side Tuesday, businesses are already clamoring to be near to the new section of the converted freight rail line, which runs from 20th to 30th streets near Tenth Avenue.
If that wasn’t so obvious a decade ago to what extent the High Line itself would become a business. Today, it’s a public park run by a nonprofit, Friends of the High Line. Major donors range from Estee Lauder to Levi's to property developers, and the board is a who's who of arts, real estate and high finance in New York.
Read the full story here.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
By Ilya Marritz
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to cut the ribbon on a 10-block extension of the popular elevated public park on Manhattan's West Side on Tuesday, and businesses are already clamoring to be near to the new section of the converted freight rail line, which runs from 20th to 30th streets near Tenth Avenue.
Monday, June 08, 2009
Ten years after it was conceived, the elevated park known as the High Line was unveiled today. Abandoned three decades ago as an industrial rail line, the new park sits 30-feet above the street and snakes from Gansevoort Street in the West Village up to 20th Street. Robert ...