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Curbside Cafés Popping Up in New York

November 16, 2010
Curbside Cafés Popping Up in New York

The New York City Department of Transportation is helping restaurants turn parking spots into table space to make room for customers. A two-year pilot program, announced by the NYCDOT, allows restaurants to create pop-up cafés in curbside parking lanes where the sidewalks are too narrow for traditional outdoor seating. The program follows this summer’s first […]

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Kayaking New York’s Newest Superfund Site

November 9, 2010
Kayaking New York's Newest Superfund Site

I grew up with boats, canoeing the upper Hudson River and its tributaries, kayaking Maine’s coast, portaging canoes between Adirondack lakes and sailing Vermont’s varied winds. But in seven years of living in New York City, surrounded by water, I never once shipped off shore, save for some ferry rides. Blame it on the difficulty […]

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NJ Governor Kills Commuter Rail Tunnel to NY

November 2, 2010
NJ Governor Kills Commuter Rail Tunnel to NY

Last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie killed the nation’s largest transit project, saying the state couldn’t afford the potential cost overruns of the Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) tunnel. Already under construction, the ARC tunnel would provide a new commuter-rail link to Manhattan, doubling New Jersey Transit service, which currently runs at peak […]

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TIGER II Funds Transit Construction, Highway Destruction

October 19, 2010
TIGER II Funds Transit Construction, Highway Destruction

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced the recipients of nearly $600 million in funding for major infrastructure projects. The grants provided by second round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program will help pay for new transit systems, rail improvements, and bridge and road repairs with the goal of supporting environmental sustainability […]

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