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Transportation Nation

7 Train to West Side Will Open at Some Point

Monday, March 23, 2015

You've waited this long for the station at 34th Street and 11th Avenue to open. What's a few more weeks?
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U.S. Attorney: Real Estate Developer Discriminates Against Disabled

Monday, March 17, 2014


Did the Hudson Yards developer violate the federal Fair Housing Act? 


The Leonard Lopate Show

What's the Best Way to Create Affordable Housing?

Monday, February 24, 2014

New York Observer reporter Chris Pomorski looks at why efforts to incorporate affordable housing into the major real estate development plans like Hudson Yards have had mixed results—and what changes the de Blasio administration plans to make. He's the author of the article "Is Manhattan for Everyone? The pied-à-terre and the ‘poor door’."


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Exit Interview: City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden

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. 

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Transportation Nation

PHOTOS: See the New 7 Train Extension—Before it Opens

Friday, December 20, 2013

In his last days in office, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is shoring up his legacy by highlighting his accomplishments. So even though the new subway station at 34th Street and 11th Avenue won't be open for several more months, it's operational enough that the outgoing mayor was able to christen it.

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Design for Hudson Yards Arts Venue Receives $50 Million Grant

Thursday, August 01, 2013

The Bloomberg administration has recently allotted $50 million to the 170,000-square-foot Culture Shed, an expandable visual and performing arts venue along the High Line on the Far West side.

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Looking at Plans for a New Nabe Atop Trains

Monday, May 06, 2013

New Yorkers can get a first peek at a new neighborhood being constructed on top of a rail yard on Manhattan's West side.

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Climate Change Fears Meet Development at the New Hudson Yards

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

After nearly a decade of planning and debate, ground was finally broken last week on a set of office and apartment towers that will be built on a platform above an MTA rail yard. But the location is in a flood plain, and a Columbia University scientist warns that the development will put an upper limit on just how much the rail yard can be raised in order to keep it out of the way of rising sea levels.

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City Breaks Ground on 26-Acre Hudson Yards Project

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls it "the future of New York City."


Transportation Nation

Work in Progress: Photos from NYC's 7 Line Extension

Monday, October 01, 2012

The future 34th Street Station of the #7 line extension (photo courtesy of MTA Capital Construction's Facebook page)

Even subway construction projects share on Facebook.

New York's MTA regularly posts updates on megaprojects on its Facebook page, and the update to the #7 line caught our eye.

The #7 train currently goes between Manhattan's Times Square and Flushing, Queens. As part of the redevelopment of Hudson Yards -- a stretch of land on Manhattan's far West Side -- the city has been working on extending the subway line southwest to 11th Avenue and 34th Street.

Earlier this year, MTA chairman Joe Lhota said item  number 1 on his wish list is extending the line even further south to 23rd Street and 11th Avenue. But here's what he said won't happen: extending it across the Hudson River to New Jersey -- something Mayor Bloomberg had put some money into studying last year.

Ventilation building for the 7 Line extension at "Site K" near the Javits Center (photo courtesy of MTA Capital Construction's Facebook page)

According to the MTA, the $2.4 billion project will open for service in June 2014 -- later than originally planned.

The 7 line extension's ventilation building at "Site L" at 41st Street and Dyer Avenue in Manhattan (photo courtesy of MTA Capital Construction's Facebook page)

You can watch a video about the project below.

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Hudson Yards Slated to Break Ground in Fall

Sunday, August 05, 2012

This fall, one of the world's biggest private developments will start going up on the site where New York City once hoped to host the 2012 Olympics.


Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: The Future of Transportation Funding, Confederate License Plates in TX Pose Political Problem for Perry, and What Happened to Transit on the

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Top stories on TN:

Senate Democrats are teeing up an infrastructure jobs vote. (Link)

The MTA wants to pick up garbage from NY's subways more frequently. (Link)

Daimler is expanding its car sharing program both here and in Europe. (Link)

The Tappan Zee Bridge (photo by Joseph A. via Flickr)

House Republicans are pitching a six-year transportation construction plan as a major jobs bill that can win bipartisan approval before next year’s election. (AP via Washington Post)

The battle over transportation funding is focusing on bikes, pedestrians, and wildflowers. (Washington Post)

What happened to transit on the new Tappan Zee Bridge? (Streetsblog)

Funding transportation through VMT won't solve the "political will" problem. (Politico)

California's Napa County rolled out a real-time bus information system named -- wait for it -- Vine. (Napa Valley Register)

Some Texans want to introduce a Confederate flag vanity license plate, which means governor -- and presidential hopeful -- Rick Perry has a decision to make. (Christian Science Monitor)

A look at Hudson Yards, the redevelopment of Manhattan's West Side. (DNA Info)

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Financial 411: The Hudson Yards Project

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Debt Talks Continue on Capitol Hill

President Barack Obama said he's now open to a short-term deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling if it will allow time for a broader plan to be put in place. There are 13 days left before the August 2 deadline, when the U.S. risks defaulting on its financial obligations.



Projects Whose Names None Dare Speak

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


The chiefs of economic development for the city and the state spoke before construction industry executives this morning, trying to reassure them that all was well even in these hard times.

New York Times reporter Charles Bagli, ...

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Talks to Continue on Hudson Rail Yards

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Contract negotiations over the development of the Hudson railyards will continue. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the developer, Related Companies, ...