Crain’s Business Breakfast Forum: Amanda Burden

Amanda Burden, Chair of the City Planning Commission, will discuss the land use implications of accommodating another million people in New York in the next 25 years and Mayor Bloomberg’s rebuilding plan. Ms. Burden, who has had a large hand in reshaping the city in recent years, will also be questioned on the many large projects recently approved or awaiting action in the city.

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Big news from today’s Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance conference: a new city-subsidized ferry service will begin crossing the East River in May. City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden announced that the new service will run for at least two years, departing at least every fifteen minutes during rush hour. Making the ferry service possible, said Burden, were […]

Planetizen Interview With Amanda Burden

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Planetizen publishes a Q&A with New York City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden. She says some great things and below are excerpts. After reading this interview, the question I come away with is, simply: Where in the world has Amanda Burden been during the discussion of the "Atlantic Yards" development in Brooklyn? How could it be that […]

Bloomberg, Burden, and Pinsky Vow to “Finish the Job” on PlaNYC

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Please note: This was an April Fool’s Day post… Planning commissioner Amanda Burden and NYCEDC chief Seth Pinsky joined Mayor Bloomberg this morning at City Planning HQ to preview a major announcement scheduled for Earth Day, the third anniversary of the official launch of PlaNYC 2030. The mayor indicated that the city is preparing to […]

This Week: Kent Avenue Report, “Our Cities Ourselves”

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With the holiday weekend approaching, the pace of events has slowed a bit this week. There’s a pair of events tied to the "Our Cities Ourselves" exhibit, plus DOT will unveil the results of the Kent Avenue bike lane, one year in.  Tuesday: NYCDOT updates Brooklyn Community Board 1 on the Kent Avenue cycle track now […]

Today’s Headlines

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City Hall Asks Agencies for Two Percent Cuts This Year, Six Percent Cuts Next Year (Businessweek) Video: New Times Architecture Critic Walks South Bronx, Talks Planning With Amanda Burden (NYT) Despite Fixes, Residents Say Brooklyn Bridge Park Access Still Unsafe (Bklyn Paper) Cyclist: I Got Doored, Cop Told Me It Was My Fault and Refused to […]