Regional Plan Association

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    The Queens Graffiti Mecca 5 Pointz Was Never Just About the Painting on the Outside

    Nicole Gagne doesn't remember the fall itself, or any of the month that followed. She spent almost all of it in a hospital bed, pumped full of a painkiller that had the happy side effect of causing temporary amnesia. So she doesn't remember the concrete staircase dissolving under the weight of her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Bloomberg Outlines Plans for Post-Sandy Rebuilding

    In a speech this morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised New York's official response to Hurricane Sandy, called for more action to control climate change, and laid out the next steps in the city's rebuilding process. "Even as our recovery operations remain our top priority, we now have enough per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    NYU Faculty Calls Out President Sexton's 2031 Expansion Plan In Open Letter

    The saga over NYU's 2031 expansion plan continues.We recently took a trip to City Hall to hear about the university's expansion plan and while most of the dissenting voices in attendance were from residents of the Greenwich Village, it was mentioned that nearly 35 of NYU's departments had also op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Observer Keeps Beating Up the W Train

    The Observer portrays the impending demise of the W train as "Another W New Yorkers Not Sad to See Go," because the line, which runs on weekdays from Whitehall Street in Manhattan to Ditmars Boulevard in Queens, offers crappy service -- the lowest-ranked by the Straphangers' Campaign. This follows t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2008

    Is a Brooklyn-Queens-Bronx Train Line Pie in the Tri-Borough?

    Image: Mike Frumin MTA Executive Director Elliott Sander raised the possibility of a tri-borough subway line running from Brooklyn to Queens to the Bronx during the first “State of the MTA” address. The idea sounds ambitious, particularly considering the agency’s inability to run even a si ... More >>

  • News

    December 26, 2006

    Kick Out the Jams

    Will a toll booth at the corner of 60th and Fifth solve midtown's traffic nightmare?

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2006

    Atlantic Yards: Silver Makes a Deal

    . . . Trade the horse, at left, for this rubber stamp Critics of Bruce Ratner's enormous development plan for Atlantic Yards, including the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Municipal Art Society, and the Regional Plan Association, had called on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silv ... More >>

  • News

    March 7, 2006

    Two Stadiums. No Waiting.

    Yanks and Mets plans leave little room for public debate

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2006
  • News

    June 7, 2005

    Stopping a Stadium

    Heroes had different motives, but they shared scorn for the Jets deal

  • News

    March 29, 2005

    Win One for the Gyppers

    With a strong push from city hall, MTA moves the ball for the Jets

  • News

    February 22, 2005

    If They Build It, You'll Pay

    Whether a stadium is built, the Olympics may get off at another stop

  • News

    February 22, 2005

    Giving Away the Store

    A costly, developing problem for New York City that's three decades old

  • News

    February 8, 2005

    Stadium Fear Factor

    Many builders dislike the West Side stadium. Only one says so out loud.

  • News

    June 8, 2004

    Jets Zoom in on New York

    Details of stadium financing as an 'investment' seep into public view

  • News

    February 11, 2003

    The Odyssey

    Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Is Back From the Brink of 9-11

  • News

    December 24, 2002

    Design for Living

    Could The World Trade Center Become The World Cultural Center?

  • News

    November 12, 2002

    Rings and a Prayer

    The City's Olympian Development Plans Rest on Smoke and Mirrors

  • News

    April 11, 2000

    Buses and Foes

    Community Says 'No' to Reopening Depot

  • News

    July 20, 1999