Tag: New York City

Identifying the most desirable communities in America

Identifying the most desirable communities in America

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

What’s the most desirable community in the U.S.? In a recent study titled “Driving to Opportunity: Local Rents, Wages, Commuting, and Sub-Metropolitan Quality of Life,” researchers investigated differences in local rents, pay, commuting costs, household characteristics and amenities in nearly 2,100 areas within metro areas throughout the U.S., creating an index based on “willingness-to-pay,” which “indicates the quality […]

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Housing costs depriving U.S. economy of billions

Housing costs depriving U.S. economy of billions

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Regulations on new housing — and the resulting shortfall in supply — are costing the U.S. economy billions each year. How? A new study, “Why Do Cities Matter? Local Growth and Aggregate Growth” by Chang-Tai Hsieh of the University of Chicago and Enrico Moretti of UC Berkeley, finds that income disparity in metro areas is […]

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How plumbers, the UPS, and people of color benefit from the NYPD’s slowdown

How plumbers, the UPS, and people of color benefit from the NYPD’s slowdown

| January 8, 2015

New York is nearing on the second month of one of the greatest law enforcement experiments in recent memory: what happens if police stop enforcing the law? Since the NYPD’s slowdown began in the wake of the Liu and Ramos shooting – which police union chief Lynch blamed on the Mayor’s comments on race and law enforcement – courts have […]

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New York to make parking ticket payment less painful

New York to make parking ticket payment less painful

| January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Getting a parking ticket is a pain anywhere you drive, but, in New York City, paying for it can be a particular hassle. That city’s drivers rack up between 8 to 10 million parking tickets yearly, which adds up to between $550 to $600 million in revenue. Now, reports Engadget, New York City is attempting […]

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How Amtrak is conquering the East Coast

How Amtrak is conquering the East Coast

| December 1, 2014

‘Tis the season for travel. With the trifecta of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, Americans are busy shuttling between the country’s major cities to visit friends and family — and trying to save time in the doing. Some interesting research from the University Transportation Research Center at CCNY show that train travel is outpacing […]

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Vision Zero for cities symposium tackles traffic safety

Vision Zero for cities symposium tackles traffic safety

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last week in Brooklyn, advocacy group Transportation Alternatives held the Vision Zero For Cities Symposium, a panel on Vision Zero, New York City’s movement to reduce traffic injuries to zero with the guiding principle that “No human being should be killed or seriously injured in traffic.” The event included leaders from the NYC Department of Transportation, […]

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Remembering victims of traffic accidents worldwide

Remembering victims of traffic accidents worldwide

| November 14, 2014

On Sunday, November 16, all member countries will celebrate the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, an effort led by the United Nations (UN). In Greece, the SOS Road Crimes group is asking participants to gather and bring well-worn shoes to remind others of “the traveler and his unfulfilled desires.” In London, the Brahma […]

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Gov. Christie tries to use Port Authority funds for NJ… again

Gov. Christie tries to use Port Authority funds for NJ… again

| November 10, 2014

This past week brought news of multiple transportation developments in New Jersey — some being squashed, others being floated. The first, as New York Yimby reports, is a plan to extend the PATH rapid transit network from New York’s Penn Station to New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport that may be canceled. The second, as […]

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10 months in: New York’s Vision Zero in comparison

10 months in: New York’s Vision Zero in comparison

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Numbers released by the NYPD last week count 202 traffic fatalities in New York City between January and October 17, a decrease of roughly 10% from a similar period in 2013 (January through the end of October). Predictably, the press and public—products of the city’s hurry-up, get-‘er-done-yesterday culture—are expressing impatience with Vision Zero, Mayor de […]

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Tesla’s autopilot feature may encourage sprawl

Tesla’s autopilot feature may encourage sprawl

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently announced that the auto innovator’s Model S will offer an autopilot feature, reports Wired, which lets the car drive itself in certain conditions. (We’ve reported on other self-driving car developments recently, including an autonomous Cadillac that’s in the works for model year 2017.) While the self-driving function may make some […]

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Post-Haystack Boston warms to parking apps

Post-Haystack Boston warms to parking apps

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the announcement last week that Boston would be partnering with TicketZen, an app that lets users pay parking tickets via barcode, the city showed mobile developers a friendly side absent when it kicked the Haystack app to the curb. Back then—just two months ago—the city forbade the startup from continuing operations. Debuting its app […]

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