Monthly Archives: June 2006

Contested Streets Premier

Everyone who cares about New York City should watch Contested Streets, which premiers on Tuesday and compares the public environment of New York with those of London, Paris and Copenhagen. I will give the movie the full review it deserves … Continue reading

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New Hope in the Bronx

The building pictured above, a block south of Crotona Park in the Bronx, is one of those rarest of buildings that has the same address on two streets: It is located at 1500 Boston Road and 1500 Louis Nine Boulevard. … Continue reading

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Cars Give Way to People in SoHo

The Tunnel Garage and its 188 parking spaces, built just as the Holland Tunnel and the automobile were first offering their promise of a quick exit from the city, is ancient history. In its place will rise an 8-story apartment … Continue reading

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Moving the Sidewalk at 96th Street

As pointed out by Aaron Naparstek and the good people at Curbed, folks from the Upper West Side are upset that the sidewalks are going to be shaved by nine feet for the redesign of the subway station at 96th … Continue reading

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264 Hours in a One-Hour Space

Remember back in March when Starts & Fits’ roving correspondent Gary Roth discovered a car parked in a one-hour space for two weeks? Mr. Roth has an uncanny ability to find these vehicles, and on Friday he outdid himself by … Continue reading

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Induced Traffic and Central Park

The Gates public art exhibition in February 2005 closed the Loop Drive of Central Park to automobiles and attracted millions of visitors to Central Park (and spawned at least one other public art idea pictured above). But it did not … Continue reading

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Why New York City Hurricanes Are Rare

The 2006 Atlantic hurricane season started last week, as we all know by now. Since reading Aaron Naparstek’s Big One last year and following what happened after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the rest of the 2005′s hurricane-season-on-steroids, I’ve been … Continue reading

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