This week: architecture journalist Alexandra Lange talks about her book, "Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall," plus the evolution of the enclosed shopping center, equity, legal implications, and of course, zombies. It's a one-of-a-kind episode!
A line of widely scattered thunderstorms moved through the city last night, but don't expect cooler temps to prevail — the Baked Apple is still a global warming victim. Try to hit a public pool on your way home from work. Until then, here's our news roundup from yesterday.
Elected officials in Queens joined forces to seek a big bag of money to study reactivating an old transit right of way, the latest effort to move the project known as QueensLink off the conceptual page and into reality.
The Department of Transportation has dismissed complaints of a Bronx Council member and will move ahead with its life-saving plan to narrow Riverdale Avenue from a four-lane speedway into a slower residential street
Automakers are warning that they won't be able to meet demand for electric cars while also divesting from foreign supply chains — prompting some advocates to demand a decarbonization strategy that doesn't require 1,000-pound batteries.
A Manhattan community board is generally supportive of a Department of Transportation plan to increase pedestrian space on Eighth Avenue while also narrowing the wild west roadway, but wants the agency to fully build out the changes with concrete, not just paint.
The Democrats' decision to axe high speed rail from the climate bill has some advocates wondering what it will take for lawmakers to finally understand the environmentally transformative potential of the mode.