Tag: New York City

Street stencils honor pedestrian deaths

Street stencils honor pedestrian deaths

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

A dozen locations in New York City now sport them: Ornate, white stencils of outstretched wings. Below each is the name of the pedestrian killed at that site and the date of the fatality. Designed by artist Robyn Renee Hasty, the stencils are the work of pedestrian advocacy group Right of Way, best known for […]

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Project 9×18 seeks to reform NYC surface parking

Project 9×18 seeks to reform NYC surface parking

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

New York City’s zoning laws make a certain minimum number of parking spaces compulsory, and these laws are not only outdated, but also a deterrent to affordable housing. Already-expensive real estate only gets pricier when the cost of a parking lot gets passed on to residents, which in turn raises housing costs, putting them further […]

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Los Angeles judge questions city’s parking ticket procedures

Los Angeles judge questions city’s parking ticket procedures

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

A judge has issued a tentative decision in a procedural challenge to how the city of Los Angeles handles its parking tickets. At the moment, public employees issue the citations, but Xerox (which has a contract with the city) processes them. A subcontractor to Xerox then reviews challenges to the tickets. Plaintiff Cody Weiss inadvertently called the […]

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A choice between parking and affordable housing

A choice between parking and affordable housing

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The fighting looked over, but New York councilwoman Margaret Chin may have restarted a decades-long debate. She’s calling for the conversion of a parking garage to affordable housing after the site was removed from the Essex Crossing mixed use development. More widely known as the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA), Essex Crossing has been […]

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NY legislators support new disability icon

NY legislators support new disability icon

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lawmakers in New York are following the lead of the state’s largest city and backing a change to the familiar icon representing the disabled. Instead of a stick figure sitting upright in a wheelchair, which advocates argue portray the disabled as passive, the revamped image shows the figure leaning forward with arms raised as if […]

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New affordable housing plan may tackle NYC parking mandates

New affordable housing plan may tackle NYC parking mandates

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

An argument that public officials and housing advocates in New York City have long made—that parking mandates contribute to the high costs of new housing there—may soon be validated by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new affordable housing plan. Due May 1, the plan will be produced by the mayor’s housing team, which includes Vicki Been, […]

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5 U.S. cities with the worst parking

5 U.S. cities with the worst parking

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Finding parking, paying for it, avoiding tickets, relocating your car, learning it’s been stolen—there’s a long list of headaches caused by parking. But if you focus on its costs alone, in which cities can you expect to pay the most for parking? A lot of factors influence how that question is answered. For instance, the […]

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Survey: New Yorkers say OK to residential parking permits at cost

Survey: New Yorkers say OK to residential parking permits at cost

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chicago, Boston, Denver, and Washington, DC—all have something the nation’s largest city doesn’t: residential parking permits (RPPs). New Yorkers instead take their chances finding spaces on the street, trading their time circling blocks for free public parking, yet they’d swap those circumstances for a permit, even if meant paying for it. That’s the surprising finding […]

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Long Island’s suburban downtowns to get massive overhaul

Long Island’s suburban downtowns to get massive overhaul

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

With more than 4,000 acres (roughly 6.5 square miles) of surface parking in and around downtowns throughout Long Island, the region has plenty of asphalt to transform into vibrant city centers. At least that’s what local organization The Rauch Foundation put forward last week when it introduced design concepts that resulted from its Build a […]

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Why a residential parking permit program won’t work in New York

Why a residential parking permit program won’t work in New York

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Manhattanites like to brag that New York does everything just a little bit bigger and better than Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, or Washington, D.C. — except, it seems, when it comes to a residential parking permit (RPP) program. Each of those cities boasts one, while New York has hemmed and hawed before saying “naw” on […]

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