Monthly Archives: January 2005

Navigating a Complex System

On a night out on the town on Saturday, four of us caught The Shark Show, a hilariously funny improv and sketch comedy hour at Houston and Attorney Streets in the Lower East Side. After that we had to trek … Continue reading

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Preserving Parking as Cathedral Decays

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, the largest cathedral in the world, is struggling to maintain financial solvency in Morningside Heights. The trustees want to allow the construction of modest buildings on two adjacent sites that are now … Continue reading

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Blog Found, Loved Immediately

I’ve added a permanent link to Clusterfuck Nation by James Howard Kunstler, a blog by the author of Geography of Nowhere and other criticism of American development patterns. He recently returned from Paris and had some withering but insightful comments … Continue reading

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Gate Closed

Here is a celebration about the new car-free overnight hours in Central Park that officially began tonight. (This is the party that I mentioned here earlier.) The submerged transverse roads will remain open, as they should, but thankfully the park’s … Continue reading

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Auto Traffic Perseveres Despite Cyclists

Startsandfits.com conducted a scientific study of last night’s Critical Mass bike ride to determine what kind of effect the group of cyclists would have on automobile traffic. The ride started at 7:31 p.m. at Union Square North and proceeded west … Continue reading

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