Category Archives: cities; urban living; urban policies and planning

re Boston and environs as compared to NYC

    I just completed a trip to Massachusetts, including the city of Boston and the Greater Boston area. While stuck in traffic several times (too many), both in Boston proper and on the surrounding highways, I started to muse, … Continue reading

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A Plan to Destroy Fifth Avenue

      Below: Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan on a weekday afternoon in February 2017. This is “traffic bedlam”? (See commentary below.)         Below: Fifth Avenue near 50th Street at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017. … Continue reading

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“Trump Takes Manhattan”

  re: “How Fifth Avenue Is Coping,” by Matthew Schneier, The New York Times, November 23, 2016 http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/11/23/fashion/fifth-avenue-holiday-shopping-donald-trump-tower-protesters.html     *******************************************************   The above referenced New York Times article is about the massive traffic headaches that have already been created – and … Continue reading

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Is the Brooklyn Bridge boardwalk too crowded?

        pedestrians on Brooklyn Bridge; photo by Roger W. Smith   ****************************************************   re: “Brooklyn Bridge, the ‘Times Square in the Sky,’ May Get an Expansion” by Winnie Hu The New York Times August 8, 2016   … Continue reading

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“New York’s Sidewalks Are So Packed, Pedestrians Are Taking to the Streets”

    re:   “New York’s Sidewalks Are So Packed, Pedestrians Are Taking to the Streets,” by Winnie Hu,  The New York Times, June 30, 2016         *************************************************     New York is indeed, as is stated … Continue reading

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