"For a Resilient Rockaway" Competition Seeks Sustainable Plans to Rebuild Sandy-Ravaged Queens

The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) recently announced an exciting new design competition asking architects for ideas on how to rebuild the Hurricane…

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City Council Finally Approves SPURA Plan for Lower East Side

City Council Finally Approves SPURA Plan for Lower East Side

After fifty long years of hemming and hawing, the City Council has finally approved the SPURA redevelopment plan for the Lower East Side. Manhattan won’t be getting a new ski…

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SPURA and Urban Design: Why Settle for a Near-miss?

SPURA and Urban Design: Why Settle for a Near-miss?

Nearly half a century ago, somewhere around 7,000 residents were displaced from their homes on the Lower East Side to make way for an urban renewal project. That area still sits empty…

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NYC's Planning Commission Passes SPURA Redevelopment Plan With a Unanimous Vote

NYC's Planning Commission Passes SPURA Redevelopment Plan With a Unanimous Vote

New York’s City Planning Commission voted yes this week on the controversial SPURA plan that would redevelop the Lower East Side lot and bring a bevy of new buildings (many that are…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces $100M For NY Landlords To Find Cleaner Alternatives To Heavy Heating Oils

Mayor Bloomberg Announces $100M For NY Landlords To Find Cleaner Alternatives To Heavy Heating Oils

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week that the city's landlords will be receiving more than $100 million in financing to help them switch from heavy heating oils to…

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