Reception: Waterfront in Transition: Developing Brooklyn’s Green Crescent

How can the distinctive urban identities of the Greenpoint and Williamsburg waterfronts be preserved as the implemention of the 2005 rezoning transforms the area forever? Illustrating the character of these vibrant communities with snapshots of daily life, this exhibit of photographs and maps urges city officials and the public to insist that these features are incorporated into plans for the future. Maps and text prepared by the Municipal Art Society complement images by urban photographer Giles Ashford urging city officials and developers to incorporate these features into plans for the future.


East River Day Waterfront Tours

New York’s waterfront is being transformed. From Brooklyn Bridge Park to Throg’s Neck on the East River alone, over 1000 acres of redevelopment is slated to occur over the upcoming years. This scale of development is an enormous opportunity – and a risk. Too much waterfront development in recent years has created sterile, privatized places […]

If NYC Builds the Streetcar, It Will Run Right Through Flood Zones

As others have noted, the proposed Brooklyn-Queens streetcar route would run right through city- and FEMA-designated high-risk flood zones. This raises questions about how the streetcar infrastructure and vehicles would be protected from storm surges, as well as the general wisdom of siting a project that’s supposed to spur development in a flood-prone area. Yesterday, reporters at […]

Today’s Headlines

State Budget Throws a Bone to NYC With $1.5B for 2nd Ave Subway (2AS, NYT, Politico, Post) Center for an Urban Future Maps How Long Your Long Commute Is (Gothamist, DNA, Crain’s) Tony Avella and Ron Kim Say City Should Delay Flushing Rezoning Until Transit Improves (News) Port Authority Entertains Eminent Domain for Bus Terminal (Crain’s) Former City Officials Back Plan to Overhaul […]