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CityLab reported on the results of an interesting study that found a correlation between urban tree canopy (UTC), which is roughly the density of trees in a neighborhood, and neighborhood median income. The study, published in the journal PLOS One and led by Kirsten Schwarz, assistant professor of biology at Northern Kentucky University, compared high-resolution […]

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That stream of drunken tweets you and your friends send at night may be good for something aside from eye-rolls and inside jokes. According to siblings Enrique and Vanessa Frías-Martínez, two Spanish computer science researchers, geolocalized tweets could be used to urban planning and land use. In a study published in Engineering Applications of Artificial […]

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The new documentary It Took 50 Years: Francis Goldin And The Struggle For Cooper Square tells a story that New Yorkers today need to hear. Francis Goldin, the now 90-year-old literary agent, led the fight against an urban renewal plan posed by the city in 1959 which would have entirely destroyed a neighborhood in lower […]

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For a borough that’s literally an island, Manhattan’s waterfront access is pretty bleak: NYC’s waterways are generally more notorious for easy corpse disposal and abundant toxic waste than for fun in the sun. But (possibly) not for long! Last night, the full proposal were released for the long-awaited East River Blueway The vision has been brewing for […]

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Back in 1811, city officials did something remarkable when they instituted a rectangular street grid. Unlike the confusing twisty streets found in Lower Manhattan, a more orderly system that one critic called a “primal topographic curse,” would forever alter the development of NYC and most importantly, give residents the twice a year urban-solar phenomenon know […]

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If it’s any consolation to commuters in New York who think their daily trek to work is hellish, drivers in Beijing, Mexico City, and Moscow are way more miserable according to IBM’s 2010 Commuter Pain survey. Out of the 20 cities that were rated, a whopping 40% said they spent more than three hours or […]

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Wait till the Post’s resident hag hears about another proposal by the city to reduce congestion and establish more public plazas. The DOT is proposing a slightly radical new design for the hellish conditions on 34th Street that separate buses from other traffic, and gives them their own lane to operate more efficiently in. |Streets […]

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As Curbed notes, this hyper strange “system of modular floating docks designed to harness energy from the tidal action of New York City’s rivers” will probably never be built, but look how cool the renderings are anyway. |Curbed| […]

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