Hilary Ballon


The Bicentennial of the Manhattan Street Grid

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Two hundred years ago, the island of Manhattan was a thriving port city with a rapidly growing population and scattered farms dotting much of the northern part of the island. But even then, city planners knew Manhattan could become one of the great cities in the world. And a great city deserves a great street grid. Today marks the 200th anniversary of that initiative.

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Talk To Me: PlaNYC's Sustainability Plan

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

PlaNYC, New York's ambitious sustainability plan for the next two decades, turned two years old on Earth Day 2009. To commemorate, former Deputy Mayor and PlaNYC mastermind Daniel Doctoroff took part in a panel discussion about urban planning at the Museum of the City of New York.