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Archive: NYC

Here is the link to the New York Municipal Archives–these archives include photos, video, maps, and audio recordings.

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Ideas City

The Festival of Ideas starts later this week. There are a variety of topics and formats. Have a look at: http://www.ideas-city.org/index.  

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The Bikes and the Fury

  Robert Stolarik for The New York Times The city’s bike share program is scheduled to begin in May, but the stations, like these in Brooklyn Heights have caused arguments as well as excitement. By GINIA BELLAFANTE Published: April 27, … Continue reading

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Sharon Zukin Lecture

Local Shops, Global Cities: Transforming Culture, One Street at a Time   Date:  May 2, 2013 Time: 6pm Location: 6 East 16th Street, Rm 1103 Sharon Zukin is professor of sociology at Brooklyn College and the City University Graduate Center.  She … Continue reading

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Urban Omnibus

Some of you might be interested in recent posts on Urban Omnibus–there is some overlap with your final projects. Have a look when you get a chance.

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Inequality and New York’s Subway

New York City has a problem with income inequality. And it’s getting worse—the top of the spectrum is gaining and the bottom is losing. Along individual subway lines, earnings range from poverty to considerable wealth. The interactive infographic here charts … Continue reading

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Subway Riders’ Quirks Studied by MTA

“Collecting Data on the Habits of Passengers Underground” From the New York Times, April 15, 2013, Matt Flegenheimer The decisions arrive with each approaching train, testing the hard-won instincts of the New York City subway rider — world-weary, antisocial and … Continue reading

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