Reminder: Tonight’s the Next American City Spring Party

Just a quick reminder, Streetsbloggers — The Next American City is celebrating their Spring issue launch tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the AIA Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Place). More details here. Should be a good time with interesting people, including NYCEDC president Seth Pinsky.


Can Streetcars Work for Red Hook? City Begins Study to Find Out

The New York City Department of Transportation announced today that the agency has started a five-month study to determine whether streetcars should return to Brooklyn on a route linking Red Hook to the downtown area. The city first committed to the study this spring, using funds secured by Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez back in 2005. Today’s […]

Today’s Headlines

NJ Transit Strike Would Strand Tens of Thousands, Metro-North Commuters Included (NYT, DNA) City Will Launch New Ferries Next Spring Because of Low Winter Ridership Estimates (DNA) Why Is de Blasio Hiding the Data That Informed His Uber Congestion Report? (Politico) Cuomo’s Obsession With Humiliating de Blasio Could Hamper Affordable Housing Plans (Politico) New York City Recognizes […]

Arthur Avenue Gets Next-Gen Parking Tech, But Not Dynamic Pricing

Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is famous for its Italian food. Now, it’s also notable as the only place with NYC’s latest parking technology: sensors in the ground providing real-time data about parking availability, and a system that enables parkers to pay by phone. Mayor Bloomberg, Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, and Frank Franz, manager of the […]

The Citi Bike Deal Is Great News for Other Cities Too

Andrew Tangel at the Wall Street Journal had an encouraging update this week on the Citi Bike buyout plan first reported by Dana Rubinstein in Capital New York. It looks like the city is days away from announcing a deal in which REQX Ventures, an affiliate of the Related Companies and its Equinox unit, will […]