Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about John Liu

Mayoral Contenders Talk Transit, Part 3: John Liu

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Election Day is more than a year away, but the race to become the next mayor of New York City is well-underway. In the last two issues of its magazine, Reclaim, Transportation Alternatives has been asking the would-be mayors for their thoughts on transit (in the more recent interviews, one question about cycling was added). […]

Parking Overkill in Flushing: NYCEDC Made It Happen

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It’s not every day that a New York City real estate executive name-checks Donald Shoup, but one developer admiringly referred to the dean of progressive parking policy while explaining his project to Streetsblog. If not for the New York City Economic Development Corporation and mis-directed political pressures, says TDC Development President Michael Meyer, the huge mixed-use […]

Community Benefits Agreements: What Do They Mean for Livable Streets?

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A rendering of the CBA-mandated walkable development slated for the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis. Image: UrbanWorks Architecture. Last week, Comptroller John Liu announced plans to convene a task force to study and issue recommendations about community benefits agreements in New York. While details on the task force are still forthcoming, the renewed public attention on […]

The Third Term

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For the next four years, Mike Bloomberg will be joined in citywide office by Democrats Bill de Blasio and John Liu. Mike Bloomberg defeated Bill Thompson yesterday to claim a third term as New York City mayor, but no one except the mayor’s own staff is calling the five point margin a victory for the […]