Wednesday, November 2, 2016


City unveils possible routes for streetcar in Brooklyn and Queens (NY Times)
Possible, but some departing from transit 'desert' City purports to alleviate.  MTA transfers still not confirmed, & project ridiculously expensive.  What we need: modern bus fleet, bus lanes when possible, & routes not just nr. waterfront, but in other transit-underserved neighborhoods.

'Creatives' replace creatives - Mixed-use office project to replace artists & musicians spaces in Gowanus (Real Deal, Brooklyn Heights Patch, DNAinfo)

Trial begins in case of Gowanus 'Rabbit Lady' Dorota Trec (NY Times)

New Key Food Plan Includes Bigger Supermarket, Cheaper Apartments (DNAinfo)

Is lack of consensus in Gowanus a challenge to community-based planning there? (City Limits)

City in No Rush to Rezone Gowanus, Officials Tell Residents (DNAinfo)

DIY urban planning is happening all over the country. Is it only for white people? (Washington Post)

New York comes clean: the controversial story of the Fresh Kills dumpsite (Guardian)

The Accidental City: “I navigate New York by means of accumulated memory.” (Catapult)

Sunset Park's Tabla Rasa Gallery presents Sanctuary, an exhibition of spiritually inspired art: November 10, 2016 - January 8, 2017 (Tabla Rasa)

New York City is a Book Conservatives Should Read (Literary Hub)

This Atlas Will Change How You See NYC (Village Voice)

Port Morris Waterfront Emerges From Years of Neglect (Curbed)

A Caribbean Cultural Center Finds a Permanent Home in Harlem (Hyperallergic)

Edgar Oliver's‘Attorney Street,’ a Gothic Elegy for a Fleeing Here and Now (NY Times)

And it may be unseasonably warm right now, but it sure feels like this ...

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