by Mario Rizzo By now most of you know of the latest Mayor Bloomberg stupidity, that is, the proposed banning of sugary sodas in cups too big for his taste. But you may not know of the latest in New York State housing law. If the loft you live in has not been brought up to … Continue reading Live Free and Let the Landlord Die
by Bill Butos The recently opened High Line Park in the hip Chelsea area on New York’s West Side is all the rage. The High Line sits on a stretch of a defunct elevated freight railway along 10thAvenue from Ganesvoort St. (which is just south of 14th St.) to 20th street. The City plans to … Continue reading The High Line Park: Turnstyles Anyone?
by Sandy Ikeda I started reading Rem Koolhaas's insightful but seemingly endless Delirious New York a couple of years ago and just finished it this morning. Why so long? Well, it's partly because I don't read so fast, but mostly because it's maddeningly obscure, both its structure and prose. Although it has a lot of … Continue reading Delirious New York: A reaction, not a review
by Sandy Ikeda From the New York Times, “An Effort to Save Flint, Mich., by Shrinking It”: Instead of waiting for houses to become abandoned and then pulling them down, local leaders are talking about demolishing entire blocks and even whole neighborhoods. The population would be condensed into a few viable areas. So would stores … Continue reading Two interesting models of urban redevelopment