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News, opinion, and analysis about all things urban: art, architecture, culture, business, finance, enterprise, history, government, transit, parks, waterfront.

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@CitiesGreat
Great Cities
7 hours ago
ok, New Yorkers, the good news is that @JetPackAviation's flying motorcycles start at $385K so they won't be competing w/ helicopters any time soon via @WSJ
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@NewYorker
The New Yorker
6 months ago
“Israel argues that the situation in Sheikh Jarrah is merely a straightforward property dispute,” Raja Shehadeh writes. “In fact, what it demonstrates, above all, is the city’s endemic discrimination.”
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@CitiesGreat
Great Cities
8 hours ago
Goldman CEO David Solomon warns: “New York has to be aware that there are good choices, and it’s got to keep itself attractive. Incentives matter, taxes matter, cost of living matters.” via @CrainsNewYork
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@CitiesGreat
Great Cities
11 hours ago
Aren't blue jays always grumpy? Have to admit he's a beauty though.
@romanewyork
lucas urbe
12 hours ago
Grumpy Blue Jays at Shakespeare garden bottom ,Central park. #birdcpp #birdsinflight #flyingbirds  #birds_in_flight #bluejays @BirdCentralPark #blue #fight
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@CitiesGreat
Great Cities
11 hours ago
Plea vs turning Notre Dame into theme park "What the cathedral can offer is something not available on the digital screen: the solemn words of the ancient ceremony of the Mass, reverberating against limestone walls nearly a millennium old." via @WSJOpinion
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@balifornia
Sarah Bal 🌳🌍⭐️
a day ago
Loved it when a group of kids from the school on this block shouted “Thank you for our new treeeeees!” Fantastic work @TreesNewYork and @nature_ny !
@TreesNewYork
Trees New York
a day ago
We planted 4 trees today in #JacksonHeights! A BIG thank you to our volunteers & our partner on this project ⁦@nature_ny#streettrees #urbanforest@ForestforAllNYC
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@StoptheChopNYNJ
StoptheChop
a day ago
A new law has been signed by NY Governor to increase enforcement against motorists and repair shops that illegally modify mufflers and exhaust systems which make motor vehicles “exceptionally noisy.” ⁦@GovKathyHochul⁩ ⁦@NYSenate⁩ Bravo!
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@CitiesGreat
Great Cities
12 hours ago
All horse people know this sad reality to be true: banishing horse carriages from Central Park will be a death sentence for the horses, except perhaps for 1 or 2 who can be cared for at private owner's expense.
@LizaSoho
Liza Smith
a day ago
@erinmdurkin @BilldeBlasio Stupid. And it's a death sentence for the horses.
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@UlteriousFilm
Daniel Marley
2 days ago
THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS (2018)
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@CitiesGreat
Great Cities
a day ago
Air taxi to the airport: @flybladenow is not alone. "Public and private experts believe the technology could grow into a massive market that helps ease congestion and changes the way people travel in major metropolitan areas." via @gnagesh
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@Brooklyn_277
Brooklyn_277
2 days ago
💯 Thank you!!!
@ReynosoBrooklyn
Antonio Reynoso
2 days ago
I haven’t figured out a single good reason why we need helicopters buzzing the rooftops of Brooklyn’s communities. It’s definitely time to #stopthechop
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@SethBarronNYC
Seth Barron
2 days ago
This is a terrible take. Clearance rates are way down. Just because people haven’t been rearrested doesn’t mean they aren’t committing crimes!
@J__Velasquez
Josefa Velásquez
2 days ago
Bail reform has been a target for law enforcement and GOP lawmakers who attribute the 2019 law to a spike in crime. New data from @CrimJusticeNYC shows that the vast majority of people arrested and released prior to trial are not rearrested
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@CitiesGreat
Great Cities
a day ago
"France, a country where it is illegal for the state to compile racial statistics, is particularly on edge over the rise of American gender & race politics," & is now contending w/ neutral pronoun, writes @NYTimesCohen
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@WestSideTom
New Yorker
2 days ago
Celebrity chef @DanielBoulud awarded title of Best Restaurateur of the Year by Les Grandes Tables du Monde @LGTDM. 2 UWS places: @EpicerieBoulud, @BouludSud
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@MikeBradleyMKE
Michael Bradley
2 days ago
Rust Belt cities need to learn how to choose themselves. Cleveland is tearing down its own neighborhoods build a giant stroad for suburban hospital workers. It's 2021? How are we still doing this? And it's next to - count it! - 3 SUBWAY STOPS.
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@schmangee
Angie Schmitt🚶‍♀️
2 days ago
I drove on the Opportunity Corridor for the first time last night. I have a lot of thoughts, but mostly it's obvious who it's for.
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@JuliaManhattan
Julia Vitullo-Martin
3 days ago
Infrastructure keeps getting more expensive as many products, such as televisions, refrigerators and computers, get cheaper or better each year, points out @BentFlyvbjerg via @RVartabedian
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@urbaninsideout
Michele Bogart
2 days ago
A new book by Gary Hustwit brings fresh insights into the 1978 showdown between modernist designer Massimo Vignelli and his cartographer critics via @citylab
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@CitiesGreat
Great Cities
2 days ago
How could you go to a version that threw out Wise/Robbins & all that talent?
@stonegasman
Stone Gasman
2 days ago
#FilmTwitter Curiosity Question: does your feelings for the 1961 Wise/Robbins version of WEST SIDE STORY affect your decision to see the 2021 Spielberg version? It certainly is in my case and thus I'm not yet quite onboard. How do you all feel about it, though?
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@Steipi
Sarah Steinhardt
2 days ago
This is ridiculous. @deBlasio2022 has been a real disappointment to the people of NYC. And I voted for him!
@Adrian_Benepe
Adrian Benepe
7 days ago
#Heligeddon: At least 17 #helicopters flying simultaneously over NYC & nearby Hudson Co. NJ. All but one are tourist or luxury commuter flights, all nonessential. This nightmare inflicted on NYC by political inaction,or worse, collusion. @StoptheChopNYNJ @NYCEDC @HudsonRiverPark
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