New York’s Majestic Passage in the Sky | The New Yorker

Source: New York’s Majestic Passage in the Sky | The New Yorker Port Authority planners considered tearing down the bridge and replacing it with a tunnel or a new, higher bridge. Eventually, they decided to keep the existing bridge and to raise its roadway by sixty-four feet. This they would do by building a new […]

Sustainable Waterfront Recreation Ideas | Sustainable Cities Collective

For cities located along a major waterfront – whether that’s a lake, river, or ocean – figuring out how to best utilize that space without harming the environment can be a challenge. http://www.sustainablecitiescollective.com/annajo/1223101/sustainable-waterfront-recreation-ideas-cities

Gerard Koeppel: Rock the boat & believe in ferries

The Brooklyn Bridge was a disaster. At first, for East River ferrymen. The rivers, once thick with ferries, lighters, barges and other working boats, are largely abandoned, the memory of their use practically forgotten. “Mannahatta,” Walt Whitman exulted, “the place encircled by many swift tides and sparkling waters.” Alas, we hardly know them, as we […]

Connecting Placemaking and Resilience in New York’s Coastal Areas – Project for Public Spaces

In addition to the physical destruction Hurricane Sandy left in its wake, the storm also revealed the enormous vulnerability of a city that prides itself on being tough, resilient, and ahead of the curve. Whether cities are motivated by the threat of future storms or the need to maintain a tighter budget, implementing Placemaking is […]