NEW YORK | Various News About Our City and Q&A


This is really neat.

1898 to 1903

Herald Square in 1896.

The oldest and most incredible footage of New York City ever, including where the WTC would be built. With added maps carefully researched to show where the camera was. 28 shots of classic footage with a new twist and a new soundtrack.

I’m a fan of the scene at the 3:40 mark.



Taken from the plane yesterday coming into newark.

They are mostly complete on the new upper roadway of the Bayonne Bridge ( the one destroyed in war of the worlds with tom cruise) And are taking down the previous original lower roadway.

The raising of the roadway is done to accomodate the new panamax ships’ taller height to get to newark/elizabeth ports.

Sorry for the bad quality- the weather was bad coming in and we were bouncing around a bit.


[URL=“”][B]NYC’s Citywide ferry service officially sets sail today![/B][/URL]

[QUOTE]The much-anticipated NYC Ferry service begins today, lessening the commute to Manhattan for many outer borough residents. The first commuter ferry took off from the new Rockaway route at 5:30 a.m. Monday, picked up more passengers at Sunset Park and then arrived in Lower Manhattan in just about one hour. Newly renovated ferries will also launch today on the East River Route, which services Midtown and Financial District communities. On Sunday, Mayor de Blasio held a christening ceremony and took the first ferry ride from the Rockaways to Wall Street…

…In total, there will be [B]21 stops added [/B]as a part of the city’s initiative to expand ferry service to all boroughs. The Far Rockaway route takes passengers from Beach 108th Street to Wall Street’s Pier 11 in just under an hour…

…The city says the ferry, which costs [B]$2.75 per ride, will make about 4.6 million trips per year[/B] across the six routes.

…[B]aside from the free Wi-Fi and charging stations[/B], you can also partake in some afternoon (or whenever you prefer) drinking. The [B]ferry will offer beer on tap, wine, and coffee, along with a selection of snacks, all part of a concessions stand called The New Stand. The ferry will offer Brooklyn Pilsner and the Gotham Project on tap, and Joe Coffee will be the pick-me-up of choice[/B].[/QUOTE]


Part of the javits center expansion.

Taken last sunday.


Thought I’d share this.

The holy book of NYC Zoning provisions, requirements, codes, and so on. Very useful reference when in question about zoning provisions or generally, the requirements/codes/design codes required in the city limits.



Hasn’t been mentioned on here yet, but the House voted to seriously alter Dodd-Frank.

Volcker Rule could be toast soon!

Good times for NYC banks and therefore construction ahead!



An interesting profile of blight fetishist Griffin Hansbury, known by his online alter ego “Jeremiah Moss”


looks like Nikolai is posting under the old domain again. Hopefully everything is ok with management. I know they went through some recent speed bumps.


This is pretty exciting stuff. Could drastically change the way skyscrapers are built.


Hope this won’t lead to a forum shutdown… Not sure how much they are paying for the Discourse platform…


Cuomo Declares a State of Emergency in MTA Serviced Counties

[URL=“”]PDF: Executive Order No. 168[/URL]



So just to be clear, everyone should follow the two YIMBY blogs, which are simultaneously live:




Thanks for joining Evon. Welcome to the YIMBY family. :slight_smile:


another incident just this morning


LOL. In five years NY will be like LA where only the indigent use transit.