Monthly Archives: May 2006

WTC-Area Construction

There is a huge amount of construction going on in the area north of the World Trade Center, helping to revitalize this important area and, at long last, fill in the Urban Renewal Area that stood vacant for many decades, … Continue reading

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What About a Taxi Honkometer?

Curbed and A Test of Will are carrying photos of a construction project at Broadway and John Street. These photos reminded me of an incident on Saturday morning as I was returning home from photographing 66 Leonard Street and 380 … Continue reading

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Parking Spot Squat Furor

The idea that a bunch of Park Slopers would congregate in a parking space in an effort to demonstrate that there are better uses for scarce public city land than the temporary storage of a single person’s piece of property … Continue reading

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A Triangle Returns Decades Later

One of the earliest things agreed upon during discussions of rebuilding the World Trade Center was that Greenwich Street and possibly other streets obliterated by the former WTC superblock (Fulton, Dey, Cortlandt) should be restored. The new 7 World Trade … Continue reading

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Every Block of Every Street in Manhattan

Sheridan Square, 1988. Startsandfits.com recently enjoyed Waterfront, by Philip Lopate, a great recent addition to the canon of New York City walking-around literature. Another great addition to that canon — this one using digital photographs and shoe leather — is … Continue reading

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Partial Car-Free Trial in Central Park

On Monday, one day before the City Council’s Transportation Committee was to hear testimony from Transportation Alternatives on a car-free summer in Central Park, Mayor Bloomberg announced a six month partial car-free trial in Central Park. Transportation Alternatives has reason … Continue reading

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Folding Bikes

One of the problems with leading a car-free life is getting around the suburbs. Taking my regular bike on Metro-North has always been sort of annoying because you have to keep it in the doorwell, flip it upside-down so it … Continue reading

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