NYC Apps: The Next Era of Urban Transportation

NYC Apps: The Next Era of Urban Transportation

This month NYC Apps is partnering with LaunchLM and focusing their attention on The Next Era of Urban Transportation. Join the enterprising bunch for a panel discussion moderated by Matthew Weinberg, Senior Project Manager, NYCEDC. The roster of panelists

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Crazy Urban Alloy Transportation Hub Looks Like an Alien Organism Landed on Queens

Crazy Urban Alloy Transportation Hub Looks Like an Alien Organism Landed on Queens

Urban Alloy Towers was also designed to use the “remnant spaces” of the surrounding intersection and elevated LIRR tracks. As such, those parts of the building extend outwards towards the street. From above, the towers sort of resemble a cross that’s

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Is a Waterfront Streetcar Line the Future of Transportation for Brooklyn and Queens?

Is a Waterfront Streetcar Line the Future of Transportation for Brooklyn and Queens?

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Would a streetcar line running along the waterfronts of Brooklyn and Queens benefit your commute? New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman recently revived the idea, which was originally proposed by urban planner Alex

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Gov. Cuomo Unveils $4.9 Billion Plan to Protect NYC Transportation Infrastructure from Storms

Gov. Cuomo Unveils $4.9 Billion Plan to Protect NYC Transportation Infrastructure from Storms

New York isn’t taking its chances with future superstorms. On Wednesday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled a $4.9 billion plan to protect vital NYC transportation infrastructure from extreme weather (which scientists say will only occur more frequently going

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Port Authority Opens World Trade Center Transportation Hub’s First PATH Train Platform

Port Authority Opens World Trade Center Transportation Hub’s First PATH Train Platform

The Port Authority is making headway with their World Trade Center transportation hub, and launched the PATH station’s first train platform this morning. The newly opened Platform A boasts new speakers, lighting, escalators and elevators, and connects the

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First Portion of Santiago Calatrava-Designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub Opens to Public (PHOTOS)

First Portion of Santiago Calatrava-Designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub Opens to Public (PHOTOS)

“To enable construction of this pedestrian passageway, portions of the World Trade Center’s slurry walls were removed (at this location), and portions of the Hudson River Bulkhead wall were removed (at the western end of this corridor). The World Trade Center

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Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center “Oculus” Transportation Hub Begins to Take Flight

Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center “Oculus” Transportation Hub Begins to Take Flight

Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center Transportation Hub was nothing more than a series of beams and cranes until recently, but now the essence of the structure is finally beginning to emerge. The Port Authority released new images this week of the interior

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SOM Reimagines Penn Station & Madison Square Garden as Super-Futuristic, Park-Topped Transportation Hub

SOM Reimagines Penn Station & Madison Square Garden as Super-Futuristic, Park-Topped Transportation Hub

Penn Station is the busiest train station in the entire US, but it’s cramped, out of date and frankly, quite unattractive. For a train station that sees this kind of action and welcomes so many people to NYC, it should be far grander, more open, and make a

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Transportation Alternatives Launches City-Wide Bicycling Events Calendar

Transportation Alternatives Launches City-Wide Bicycling Events Calendar

If you’ve ever wondered how to quickly find out about bike rides happening in NYC that match your style and fitness level, Transportation Alternatives has launched a new online tool to do just that. BikeNYC.org aims to be the single reference point for an

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Celebrate Green Transportation on Walk/Ride Day with the No Impact Project

Celebrate Green Transportation on Walk/Ride Day with the No Impact Project

This month, celebrate the No Impact Project’s Give Back Days in the streets of Manhattan with Walk/Ride Day! On November 18th, join your fellow New Yorkers for a celebration of alternative transportation. Participants can sign up to commit to a day of

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NYC Dept. of Transportation Says ‘No’ to Central Park Car Ban

NYC Dept. of Transportation Says ‘No’ to Central Park Car Ban

The fight for a ban on cars in Central Park has been a back and forth debate between Manhattan Community Boards and the Department of Transportation, but it’s looking like arguments for a trial ban have fallen on deaf ears. For months now, half a dozen Community

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New Amsterdam Pavilion by UNStudio Gives Battery Park Transportation Hub a Futuristic Twist

New Amsterdam Pavilion by UNStudio Gives Battery Park Transportation Hub a Futuristic Twist

Set before the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in Peter Minuit Plaza, The New Amsterdam Pavilion invites busy urbanites to slow down, and encourages the use of public transportation and bicycles by providing an exciting piece of supporting infrastructure to

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Federal Grant Will Help Build New Sustainable Transportation and Community Development Projects in NY

Federal Grant Will Help Build New Sustainable Transportation and Community Development Projects in NY

Through an ambitious joint effort between New York and Connecticut, federal funding will soon provide a huge investment directed towards community development and sustainable transportation. This new initiative is expected to bridge the gap between departmental

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Lecture: Presenting: A Table-Top Model of Transportation Pricing in New York City

Lecture: Presenting: A Table-Top Model of Transportation Pricing in New York City

Columbia University is hosting Charles Komanoff, an energy-policy analyst, transport economist and environmental activist in New York City, who will be speaking about his transportation pricing model. Komanoff “re-founded” NYC’s bike-advocacy group Transportation Alternatives in the 1980s, co-founded the pedestrian-rights group Right Of Way in the 1990s, and wrote and edited the landmark reports Subsidies for Traffic, The Bicycle Blueprint, and Killed by Automobile.

Komanoff’s spreadsheet model is the analytical engine for congestion pricing in New York City, which proponents hope will reduce the perceived geographic and class inequities in …

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What You Need To Know To Attend the People’s Climate March This Weekend

What You Need To Know To Attend the People’s Climate March This Weekend

A series of high-profile climate change awareness events is taking place in New York City starting this week and is poised to change the world - with your help. The massive campaign kicks off this weekend on September 21st as tens of thousands of climate

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New York Gets $1.9 Billion in Storm Resiliency Funding from Feds

New York Gets $1.9 Billion in Storm Resiliency Funding from Feds

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced this week that the Empire State will receive $1.9 billion in storm resiliency funding from the federal government as climate change increases extreme weather events such as Superstorm Sandy. The Federal Transit

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New Yorkers Can Now Enjoy a New Pocket Park ‘Oasis’ with Waterfall in Midtown

New Yorkers Can Now Enjoy a New Pocket Park ‘Oasis’ with Waterfall in Midtown

As part of the ongoing East Side Access project, the MTA has opened a new public space in Midtown called the 50th Street Commons. Dr. Michael Horodniceanu, President of MTA Capital Construction officially inaugurated the new “urban oasis” yesterday as an

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East River Skyway Gondola Could Get You from Brooklyn to Manhattan in Four Minutes Flat

East River Skyway Gondola Could Get You from Brooklyn to Manhattan in Four Minutes Flat

North Brooklyn is already serviced by subways (the G and the L), buses, taxis and ferries. Why do we need the East River Skyway?

According to CityRealty’s blog 6sqft: “Before the L train added an extra ninety-eight weekly round trips in 2012, trains were

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9/11 Memorial Museum’s Design Honors the History and Recovery of Ground Zero

9/11 Memorial Museum’s Design Honors the History and Recovery of Ground Zero

To help guide visitors though the history of the site, Davis Brody Bond designed the museum around one central element dubbed “the Ribbon.” Envisioned as a gentle path, the Ribbon guides visitors down from the plaza to the bedrock level where the sheared base

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And the Best Biking City in the U.S. is…

And the Best Biking City in the U.S. is…

Congratulations, New York City! Bicyclist Magazine recently named NYC as the best city for biking in the country. Although many local cyclists may be fast to point out their never-ending battles with potholes, congested bike lanes and car drivers, it

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Never Have to Refill Your MetroCard Again by Getting This

Never Have to Refill Your MetroCard Again by Getting This

When you’re already late for work and you see your train approaching on the other side of the turnstile, there’s nothing quite as disheartening as seeing the words “Insufficient Funds.” But did you know that there’s a way to avoid this situation altogether?

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Learn How Citi Bike Cleans Its Rides with Gunk-Eating OzzyJuice Microbes

Learn How Citi Bike Cleans Its Rides with Gunk-Eating OzzyJuice Microbes

Citi Bike has revolutionized green transportation in New York City, with over 10 million trips taken so far. But with so many rides on a daily basis, the popular bike sharing program does require some heavy maintenance to keep its bikes running smoothly.

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Summer Streets NYC Will Once Again Ban Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan in August

Summer Streets NYC Will Once Again Ban Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan in August

NYC’s annual Summer Streets festival is returning once again this August to turn almost 7 miles of Manhattan into a car-less haven for pedestrians. Residents, visitors and tourists alike will get a rare chance to walk the streets of the city without fear

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Pensa’s New Swiss Army Knife-Like Merge Bike Can Even Charge Your Smartphone

Pensa’s New Swiss Army Knife-Like Merge Bike Can Even Charge Your Smartphone

Inhabitat stopped by Pensa’s offices in DUMBO earlier this month for sneak preview of the Merge. Mark Prommel, creative director at Pensa, told us that the inventive new bike was designed in collaboration with Horse Cycles founder Thomas Callahan. The frame

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Citi Bike Could Double Its Bike-Share Fleet with Multimillion-Dollar Investment Deal

Citi Bike Could Double Its Bike-Share Fleet with Multimillion-Dollar Investment Deal

Earlier this year, the future of NYC’s Citi Bike looked bleak after reports of “significant financial and operational issues,” but a multimillion-dollar deal expected to close in a week is poised to keep the bike-share program rolling. According to the Wall Street Journal, REQX Ventures, an affiliate of real-estate tycoon Related Companies, has been in talks with Citi Bike operator Alta Bicycle Share Inc. for several months. The new investment could double Citi Bike’s fleet and expand the program’s footprint to upper Manhattan, southern Brooklyn and Queens.

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