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From the archives: The king of suburbia

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...

From the archives: The king of suburbia
City dodges rumors of Weisbrod’s departure

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 dodges rumors of Weisbrod’s departure
City Planning OKs Moskovits’ 25 Kent special permit but cans Williamsburg rezoning proposal

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...

City Planning OKs Moskovits’ 25 Kent special permit but cans Williamsburg rezoning proposal
Forget stand-alone renderings, city-scale 3-D simulations are the future

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...

Forget stand-alone renderings, city-scale 3-D simulations are the future
Federal ruling tightens the city’s fair housing policy

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...

Federal ruling tightens the city’s fair housing policy
Bill would require a city planner to attend every community board meeting

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...

Bill would require a city planner to attend every community board meeting
Carl Weisbrod promises “thoughtful” capital spending in developing nabes

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...

Carl Weisbrod promises “thoughtful” capital spending in developing nabes
City Planning appoints first COO

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...

City Planning appoints first COO
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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.

Bloomberg renews push to rezone Midtown East: AUDIO
Midtown rezoning plan faces opposition despite revisions

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...

Midtown rezoning plan faces opposition despite revisions
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