This Week: Streetfilms, 34th Street, Shoup

This week’s calendar action kicks off in a big way with tonight’s Streetfilms soiree, followed by a Thursday trifecta and topped off with a visit from everyone’s favorite parking pundit.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: Vote! And Buy a Ticket to Our 10-Year Benefit

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Only one day to go until this never-ending campaign season wraps up. If you want a short distraction from election jitters or you need a mental break from calling swing state voters, tickets are on sale for our 10-year benefit, one week from today. Buy a seat to support a great cause and give yourself a brief reprieve from constantly refreshing […]
Mandatory parking minimums raise construction costs, restrict the supply of housing, and help put rents out of reach. Photo: Google Street View

This Week: Rethinking Off-Street Parking in NYC

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Later today, NYU’s Furman Center, the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy, and Transportation Alternatives host “The High Cost of Off-Street Parking,” a panel discussion on off-street parking policy. In most of New York City, new development is required to include a minimum number of parking spaces, each of which costs tens of thousands of dollars to build. These parking requirements increase traffic, drive up the cost of construction, and make housing less affordable.

This Week: Parking in Flushing, BK Greenway, NJ Fare Hikes

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Does downtown Flushing need copious, cheap parking to accompany new development? Queens residents will take up that question at this week’s first big event. Monday: Queens Community Board 7 will meet to discuss, among other things, the Flushing Commons project. 7 p.m. Also tonight: AIA and the American Planning Association host a panel on sustainability: […]

Speak Up for a Safer, More Accessible East Side Tonight

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Tonight’s CB 6 transportation committee meeting is an especially important one, with East Side bike-share, cross-town bike lanes and 34th Street Select Bus Service all on the agenda. It’s an opportunity to show support for a variety of livable streets initiatives at once. As always, the more voices supporting safer streets and effective transit, the […]

This Week: Parking Reform, Safer Lafayette Avenue

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In 1982, the city established off-street parking maximums in much of Manhattan to reduce traffic congestion. Since then, the maximums have served as an effective check on driving in the densest part of the region, but loopholes enable developers to skirt the rules almost at will. On Wednesday, the Department of City Planning will present […]