On New York’s crumbling public transit system and what might be done to fix it.
“A more empowered MTA would mean fewer costs like that, but it would also have to mean a reduction in the fetishization of community input. As a public that has chosen Jane Jacobs over Robert Moses, we would have to get more comfortable with the idea that sometimes things won’t ...Read More
From the UES, Emily Segal on the Met Museum, Susan Miller (Astrology Zone) and managing mass anxiety...
"For a generation that grew up in an age of perma-crisis, everyday social life is its own form of geo-strategic coping."
“5 million New Yorkers have no rent protection at all. Over half of low-income tenants in the state are currently paying more than 50 percent of their income in rent.” Wild to see this article merely two weeks after I left NYC and set my sights on places like Portland ...Read More
"The prospect of creating new acreage within shouting distance of Wall Street could quickly turn an environmental tool into a real estate boondoggle, raising the specter of an offshore Hudson Yards. Patchett insists that the city would rather create a park than a neighborhood, but that depends on whether the ...Read More