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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Uber’s new uberPOOL feature lets you share rides with strangers

Uber’s new uberPOOL feature lets you share rides with strangers

Uber is already one of the most convenient methods to get around NYC, but now the company is hoping to make its service more affordable with a new innovation. Last week, the transportation tech company unveiled uberPOOL, a feature that would allow people

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This is now the world’s most expensive building

This is now the world’s most expensive building

It might not look like it, but New York City’s recently completed One World Trade Center is now the most expensive building in the world—by a very large margin. Although 1 WTC is a far cry from the world’s tallest skyscraper, the prismatic structure’s $3.9

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Could These Resilient Solutions Storm-Proof the NY Transit System During the Next Superstorm?

Could These Resilient Solutions Storm-Proof the NY Transit System During the Next Superstorm?

After 2012′s Hurricane Sandy, it became obvious that New York City’s vulnerable subway system was way overdue for upgrades that would prevent it from being crippled by severe weather. Although many ideas have been put forth as viable options for protecting

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New Harlem Green Bus Depot Opens with Colossal Planted Roof

New Harlem Green Bus Depot Opens with Colossal Planted Roof

Harlem’s historic Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot used to be a nuisance for neighborhood residents before it was demolished five years ago, but now it’s back and better than ever. The renovated building, which dates back to 1890 when it was used as a trolley

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Citi Bike Announces Plan to Expand to New Neighborhoods as NYC Reaches Deal with REQX

Citi Bike Announces Plan to Expand to New Neighborhoods as NYC Reaches Deal with REQX

Citi Bike has announced plans to double its fleet by 2017 after the sale of its parent company, Alta Bicycle Share, to REQX Ventures, a real estate company affiliated with Related Companies. The expansion calls for 6,000 bikes and over 375 new stations added

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Fulton Street Transit Center Finally Set to Open in November

Fulton Street Transit Center Finally Set to Open in November

If it’s true that good things come to those who wait, the much-delayed Fulton Street Transit Center promises to be incredible. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced on Monday that the long-awaited Brooklyn transit hub is finally set to be

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Rutgers University Shoots For LEED Certification with Ambitious Campus Redevelopment Plan

Rutgers University Shoots For LEED Certification with Ambitious Campus Redevelopment Plan

Rutgers University has announced that it will be kicking off an ambitious campus redevelopment initiative that will aim for LEED Silver certification. The College Avenue Campus Redevelopment Initiative will see the implementation of a bevy of sustainable

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Does Citi Bike Have a New Owner?

Does Citi Bike Have a New Owner?

Was Citi Bike just sold? According to multiple sources, REQX Ventures (an affiliate of real estate giant Related Companies) and its subsidiary Equinox recently purchased Alta Bicycle Share, which operates New York City’s famous bike share program. Although

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Farm Festival!

Farm Festival!

Join in on the fun as 96th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues is transformed into an urban carnival featuring family-friendly music, rides, games, arts and crafts and farm-fresh produce. Kids of all ages can test their nerves in a haunted house staged

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Brooke Shields’ Bizarre and Wonderful Citi Bike Halloween Costume is a Must-See

Brooke Shields’ Bizarre and Wonderful Citi Bike Halloween Costume is a Must-See

Wondering what to be for Halloween this year? Take a tip from actress Brooke Shields and copy her amazingly bizarre and wonderful Citi Bike costume from last year. For her one-of-a-kind getup, the actress donned a blue wig, head lamp and electric blue outfit

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

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

A series of high-profile climate change awareness events is taking place in New York City starting today 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 activists

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