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Developer of One Vanderbilt in NYC to Contribute $200 million of Transit Improvements

One Vanderbilt, the office tower being developed by SL Green and designed by Kohn Pederson Fox, will be New York City's second tallest building once it rises a block west of Grand Central Terminal. And with it will come $200 million of transit infrastructure…

Advocating for Transparency in New York City’s Planning Process

July 2, 2014 - in Lifecycle, Modeling, Planning, Projects

The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) has put together a detailed report and map interface called "The Accidental Skyline" to try and demystify…

New Study Catalogs Overdue Investments for New York’s Aging Infrastructure

Following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, New York City’s essential infrastructure needs were made a top policy priority for the…

Exploring New York City Taxi Trails

April 7, 2014 - in Analysis, Projects, Transportation

With an ever-increasing trove of real-time urban data streams, we are able to see precisely where, how, and at what times different parts of our cities become stitched together as hubs of mobility. By using these pervasive, interconnected, and "smart" technologies,…

A Decaying Tangle of Gas Pipes Beneath Our Cities

March 24, 2014 - in Maintenance

It is a danger hidden beneath the streets of New York City, unseen and rarely noticed: 6,302 miles of pipes transporting natural gas. Leaks, like the one that is believed to have led to the explosion that killed eight people in East Harlem this month, are…

Overdue Investments on New York’s Aging Infrastructure

March 19, 2014 - in Emergency, Financial, Projects

Following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, New York City’s essential infrastructure needs were made a top policy priority for the first time in decades. The scale and severity of the storm prompted numerous studies to assess the damage…

New York City Releases an Interactive Rat Map

January 26, 2014 - in Modeling

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has announced a new initiative, an interactive map that informs users of the number of rats living in their neighborhood. Dubbed the Rat Information Portal (RIP), the mapping system lets users search…

After Decades, a Water Tunnel Can Now Serve All of Manhattan

October 17, 2013 - in Water

In one of the most significant milestones for the city’s water supply in nearly a century, New York City's Water Tunnel No. 3 — authorized in 1954, begun in 1970 and considered the largest capital construction project ever undertaken in the five boroughs…

BuildForward Capital Launches to Fund Energy Efficient Construction in New York City

October 16, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

BuildForward Capital LLC announced its launch of operations today, financing deeply energy efficient construction projects in the under-$5 million loan market. BuildForward has created a unique, crowdfunded lending platform that allows individuals and institutions…

New York City Opens More of the City’s Data, Including OpenStreetMap Collaboration

September 25, 2013 - in Analysis, Projects, Smart Cities

New York City today announced the release of dozens of new high-value data sets, an enhanced NYC Open Data portal at nyc.gov/data, and the citywide plan for unlocking all public data by 2018. These developments mark the latest milestone in the Department of…