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From the archives: The king of suburbia

William Levitt’s legacy goes beyond any one office or apartment building. The developer’s single-handed creation of Levittown, Long Island, right after World War II laid the groundwork for modern-day suburbia and spawned thousands of...

City dodges rumors of Weisbrod’s departure

The City Planning Commission is refusing to clarify whether or not 72-year-old chair Carl Weisbrod is considering stepping down...

City Planning OKs Moskovits’ 25 Kent special permit but cans Williamsburg rezoning proposal

The City Planning Commission blessed developers Toby Moskovits and Rubenstein Partners’ bid for a special permit enabling their planned 400,000-square-foot Williamsburg Generator office complex...

Forget stand-alone renderings, city-scale 3-D simulations are the future

Today, city planning is not that much different than playing SimCity. Increasingly, high-tech simulators are helping to build the...

Federal ruling tightens the city’s fair housing policy

The city’s Department of City Planning will have to reach out to communities to talk about issues that have...

Bill would require a city planner to attend every community board meeting

City Council member Ben Kallos plans to introduce a bill today requiring that a city planner attend every meeting held...

Carl Weisbrod promises “thoughtful” capital spending in developing nabes

City Planning Commissioner Carl Weisbrod is promising that the city’s capital spending will be more thoughtful and coordinated than...

City Planning appoints first COO

In an effort to streamline operations and increase efficiency, the Department of City Planning has appointed its first chief operating officer. Jon Kaufman, who worked for consulting firm Bain & Co. for 17 years, will fill...

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Bloomberg renews push to rezone Midtown East: AUDIO

Mayor Michael Bloomberg once again laid out his argument for rezoning Midtown East in his weekly radio address.

Midtown rezoning plan faces opposition despite revisions

The New York City Planning Department’s revisions to the Midtown East rezoning proposal continue to rub residents the wrong...

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