On Thursday, March 8, in a story titled The New York City Parking Boom, we incorrectly reported that New York City’s Economic Development Corporation is funding part of the $500 million Flushing Commons development project in Queens. The situation is actually a bit more nuanced. The EDC is facilitating the sale of city property to a developer but is not subsidizing the project directly.


“Atlantic Yards” Public Hearing

Wednesday, August 23, 2006, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.New York City Technical College (Klitgord Auditorium)285 Jay Street, Brooklyn The New York State Urban Development Corporation, d/b/a Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) in conjunction with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the City of New York, and affiliates of the Forest City Ratner Companies, including Atlantic Yards […]

New York Could be a Global Leader in Alternative Energy

The Syracuse Post-Standard reports: The shrub willow, which can be burned to make steam and electricity or fermented to make ethanol, or both, is just one of the renewable, homegrown sources of energy under development in Upstate New York. Fertilized by government incentives and by the need to kick the oil and gas habit, alternative […]

Livable Streets Discussion and Happy Hour

Cities worldwide are embracing new ideas about mass transit, congestion pricing, parking, public squares, mixed used development, and more, yet New York City’s transportation policies often seem as though they are stuck in the 1960s. But the sustainable transportation movement in New York City is alive in Streetsblog, StreetFilms, Transportation Alternatives, the Municipal Art Society, […]