Street vendors do more for a city than provide inexpensive wares

https://www.curbed.com/2019/11/14/20963057/street-vendors-public-space-safety Why street vendors make cities feel safer Vendors not only activate public space—they do so in places chronically ignored by city planners By Alissa Walker@awalkerinLA Nov 14, 2019, 12:55pm EST There are two ways I can walk home from the subway station in my neighborhood. At night, when I’m by myself, the choice is … Continue reading Street vendors do more for a city than provide inexpensive wares

Manhattan gridlock days CORRECTED by nyc.dot.gov

Due to a clerical error, three Gridlock Alert Days were incorrect in this year's announcement. Tomorrow, November 15 and next Wednesday, November 20 are NOT Gridlock Alerts Days. Friday, November 22 IS a Gridlock Alert Day.Whether traveling for work, errands or recreation, please consider walking, biking or taking public transportation whenever possible.Visit mta.info to check the service status of subways, buses, Metro North Railroad and Long Island … Continue reading Manhattan gridlock days CORRECTED by nyc.dot.gov

Small business Saturday

I'm one of the many people who haven't quite learned that Small Business Saturday is the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. So now I know and can join the 70% who are already aware. Obviously there's room for growth. For me, this is a local version of Etsy on-line where I can touch and look at … Continue reading Small business Saturday

NYC’s new street plans illustrate the complex changes needed to address congestion and pollution

This plan appears to be a comprehensive and considered approach to decreasing congestion and pollution in NYC by improving traffic flow, promoting bicycle use, and more. But reading the investment and time needed to improving just this one element of public transportation shows what daunting problems lie ahead to improve our environment. https://ny.curbed.com/2019/10/28/20936587/city-council-streets-master-plan-corey-johnson City Council … Continue reading NYC’s new street plans illustrate the complex changes needed to address congestion and pollution

More bike paths coming in NYC

A visit to Denmark last year was eye opening for me. There bicyclists have priority, even over pedestrians. They are also out there even in the snow because there are crews dedicated to keeping the bike lanes clear. Of course the very high price of automobiles is a motivation, but that's a model that would … Continue reading More bike paths coming in NYC

A hidden garden on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Manhattan is full of small places where you can refresh yourself in nature. Here's another from the West Side Rag. How A Bountiful Garden Grew On the Upper West Side Posted on October 13, 2019 at 9:00 pm by West Sider Judy Robinson (left) and Mira Stulman (right). By Lisa Kava Nestled between apartment buildings … Continue reading A hidden garden on Manhattan’s Upper West Side