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by Ben Fried
I don’t think it’s about the High Line not being on the street; if you created a similar public space by knocking down a bunch of buildings at grade, they probably wouldn’t mind. What riles up Peyser and friends is that it’s space that was taken from cars. What was the space for the High Line taken from? Yup, trains.
In the State Senate, Espada and Monserrate (and presumably Golisano) could have established a broad centrist coalition by making their support contingent on electing a more moderate Majority Leader who would be committed to making Albany work again. What they held out for was more power for themselves.
Daily News: For New Yorkers, GM sales motivated by patriotism
“I’ve been a GM owner for as long as I can remember,” he said at 86th St. Chevrolet in Brooklyn. “It’s the patriotic thing to do.”
And here I thought the patriotic thing to do was decrease foreign oil consumption.
I gather that your headline, “Post Swoons For A New Public Space That’s Not On The Street” is meant to be damning with faint praise. While I get your point, I still regard the column as a step in the right direction for the Post’s Steve Cuozzo, who was last seen blasting the Grand Street bike lane.
the joyous, casual public massing that makes New York unique and most exalted among cities
At least the Post and us livable streets advocates agree on something!
Albany: I am troubled that I agree with Espada and Montserrate that there is no leadership in the Democratic caucus.
Re: senate overthrow
Great! Since Republicans love market-based solutions, I’m looking forward to their new, improved congesting pricing plan.
Most trees can’t grow any roots under pavement unless air and water can get through lots of cracks in the pavement, and it is not compacted, so the roots are constrained to the tiny pot dug for them in the pavement. Constrained roots then overgrow the confined space and press out the pavement. Especially if it’s a big tree like an Oak.
Instead of pavement a much better solution is to dig up a 4×4 or for larger trees at least a 6×6 foot area, and lay bricks or pavers etc. over soil loosened with sand, soil, other organic matter, etc. It’s prettier, more low-maintinence, and with good roots the tree will thrive rather than dying or falling on your house.
The “casual public massing” that occurs in NYC is pretty tame by international standards. The new Times Square is a good start, but for the most part when walking around the city one gets the impression that the most favored activity is to “keep moving along”.
Larry should love this one:
Is that the “grease-monkey” story Oscar?
Well, you can’t blame them for taking advantage of the sweetheart deals the unions got over the years. Cue someone to come along and tell us how hard workers deserve 30 year pensions at $120,000 a year.
Thats what we grease monkeys do Rhywun. How else can we get over since we didn’t score as high on the SATs as you?
“This would have the biggest improvement to the quality of the public realm and to transportation funding of anything that could be done. We need a bold, visionary elected official who is willing to step up to the plate to push for this.”
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