Kitchen High Line Block Party

Join Friends of the High Line and The Kitchen for the second Kitchen High Line Block Party, a neighborhood street fair. They’ll be closing a street under the High Line to make way for dozens of free, artist-led activities, live music and other performances, and affordable food from local restaurants.

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Streetfilm: Transforming NY City Streets

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Streetfilms’ Elizabeth Press was in attendance this week at the New York Historical Society where neighborhood activists, professional planners, and experienced advocates gathered to share their secrets on how New Yorkers can transform the public realm. The event was hosted by NYC Streets Renaissance and was moderated by Streetsblog editor Aaron Naparstek. Panelists included: Christine […]

Today’s Headlines

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Republicans Won’t Back MTA Rescue Without Road and Bridge Funding (NYT, Newsday) Study: Particulate Pollution Shortens Life in Urban Areas (BBC) Most Straphangers in Ruben Diaz, Sr.’s District Are Just Fine With Bridge Tolls (WNYC) How Transit Doomsday Brinkmanship Played Out in Chicago (Politicker) Price of Oil Is on the Rise, and the Feds Still […]
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Study: High-Traffic Arterial Roads Reduce Quality of Life, Even Blocks Away

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Seminal research by Donald Appleyard in the 1970s found the volume of traffic on a street affects quality of life for residents in profound and unexpected ways. For example, the amount of social contact people had with their neighbors was curtailed for those who lived on high traffic streets compared with those living on quieter streets. People even defined their “home […]