Archive for the Revitalization Category

Improving NYC’s Parks

June 25, 2012
Improving NYC’s Parks

Summer is a great time to visit one of many NYC’s parks, which range from carefully landscaped lawns to athletic facilities to natural forests. The NYC Parks website provides a handy interactive map, with detailed information about facilities available in each park. You can also browse parks by borough. The Parks Department has been working […]

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Making Use of Vacant Lots in Brooklyn

May 13, 2012
Making Use of Vacant Lots in Brooklyn

According to Department of City Planning data, there are 596 acres of unused public land in Brooklyn. There is greater utility in community gardens, composting sites, and compost sites, than empty lots. This is the premise of 596 Acres, a community education project that helps connect Brooklyn residents to vacant public land resources. 596 Acres […]

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City Atlas Has Launched!

September 22, 2011
City Atlas Has Launched!

We are thrilled to announce that the City Atlas is now launched and running. We are still in a beta testing mode, but all of our content is up there and the site will be functioning, updated, and utilized from now on! Please do come and check it out for your self but a recap […]

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Good Economic Growth vs. No Economic Growth

August 23, 2011
Good Economic Growth vs. No Economic Growth

So, most people have noticed that the “recession,” is not so fickle.  As we clumsily and painfully coast through year four of this economic debacle, some are claiming that we are in a depression, while others are simply stating that this is the double dipper.  The reality is, times are tough. I haven’t done any […]

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If you Could Trade in your Car for Eternal Free Mass Transit, Would You?

July 12, 2011
If you Could Trade in your Car for Eternal Free Mass Transit, Would You?

Us New Yorkers are not likely to be faced with this question any time soon, although CISC’s philanthropic founder did commission an exceptional report on the merits of free mass transit and what it could potentially do for our city. But the near half million residents of Murcia, Spain got to ponder this offer quite […]

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