Monthly Archives: December 2005

Balancing Parking and Housing in New York

Earlier this month, I promised to bring you two articles about parking policy. Yet the weeks went by and only one of them appeared. Here, at last, is the second, looking at how to balance the demands of parking and … Continue reading

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Because He’s More Important

Here is a special guest post, a true story from Starts & Fits’ lovely significant other, futurebird. It was the high days of the holiday shopping rush, and with only few days to go, people packed the sidewalks, cars packed … Continue reading

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‘Landmark’ Status Sought, For This?

Neighborhood activists recently rallied to preserve this two-story brick garage at Thompson and Broome Streets that was built in 1922 in anticipation of the Holland Tunnel opening nearby. The building’s owner, the Donald Zucker Co., reportedly wants to knock down … Continue reading

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Images of the Transit Strike

Traffic backed up in the canyons of the Financial District. Rightly or wrongly, I tend to think of the winter as having cleaner air. But how much extra pollution is being pumped into the air during the strike? A tough … Continue reading

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My Guess Is Yes

One of the entertaining things about New York is the stuff you overhear people talking about on the sidewalk. For example, this morning, on Nassau Street, a raspy-voiced guy, yelling into his cellphone: I gave ‘em my cousin’s urine, so … Continue reading

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Exurban Oil Users and Far Away Consequences

On Sunday, The New York Times levied a one-two punch against the exurban way of life. An article in the national section presents a brief look at life in the exurbs, characterizing them as bastions of conservative politics and places … Continue reading

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1 Sentence, 5&#189 Errors

Here’s something that just came across the Starts & Fits transom and is too funny to ignore. It’s a dispatch in Real Estate Weekly, which bills itself, redundantly, as “The Only Weekly Real Estate Newspaper in the U.S. Serving America’s … Continue reading

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New York’s "Other" Subway: the PATH

People often forget that New York has an entire, decent-sized subway system that isn’t run by the MTA. It’s got only six stops in Manhattan, but it just may be the best thing going in the event of a transit … Continue reading

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Parking Has Value, So Why Is It Free?

Donald Shoup has written a 700-page book, The High Cost of Free Parking, investigating the effects that underpricing for parking is having on our nation’s car-centric built environment. Shoup is visiting New York this week. For a preview of what … Continue reading

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When Things Get a Little Crazy

At first, things seemed to be going along pretty well over here with the writing: “No Post No Bills” was repeated neatly and regularly. It’s not exactly the usual wording, but you as a would-be bill poster get the message. … Continue reading

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