Thursday, November 13, 2014
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
Sunday, July 20, 2014
By WQXR Staff
This 1961 report on the Glyndebourne Festival in Sussex, England presents a rather dramatic contrast to the modern-day parks concert concept.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Sociologist Colin Jerolmack set out to write a thoughtful book on the changing cityscape — something like Jane Jacobs’ seminal The Death and Life of Great American Cities. But that was before a pigeon pooped on him.
He’d been observing changes in a pocket park near Carmine Street on the ...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
The visionary landscape architect created Central Park, Prospect Park, Boston's "Emerald Necklace," and more.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
By Matthew Schuerman : Editor, WNYC
It's areas of Staten Island, southeastern Queens and southern Brooklyn that are lacking parks.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
Neighborhood green spaces need more money. Should the city take it from better-funded parks?
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
A federal judge says that NSA's collection of phone data is probably unconstitutional. Siobhan Gorman, intelligence correspondent for the Wall Street Journal discusses the implications. Plus: the latest on Obamacare; Noreena Hertz on her new book Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World; Daniel Campo on his book The Accidental Playground: Brooklyn Waterfront Narratives of the Undesigned and Unplanned; and whether city subsidies should go toward a new soccer team and stadium in the Bronx.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Daniel Campo, associate professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University in Baltimore, former planner for NYC, and the author of The Accidental Playground: Brooklyn Waterfront Narratives of the Undesigned and Unplanned (Fordham University Press, 2013), looks at the way the North Brooklyn waterfront went from abandoned urban space to de facto neighborhood playground to luxury development, and what lessons that history holds for the creation of public spaces.
Friday, December 13, 2013
By Brian Mann : Reporter for North Country Public Radio
A state panel voted Friday to create the Hudson Gorge Wilderness Area, a vast, new 24,000 acre stretch along the upper Hudson River.
Saturday, November 09, 2013
By Ilya Marritz
A popular park is in financial trouble, but neighbors don't like the rescue plan.
Friday, October 04, 2013
The American Planning Association today announced its 2013 list of great places in America -- and it includes Grand Central Terminal and Newark's Branch Brook Park.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
The government shutdown doesn’t just mean the shuttering of offices on Capitol Hill. It also means the closing of the 84.4 million acres that make up the National Park System. This means that many of the 280 million people who visit the parks each year are being forced to modify their plans. Today The Takeaway examines the displacement of international tourists across the U.S., like Matti Puckridge of Australia.