Tag Archives: dependence on automobiles

Los Angeles to pedestrians: why bother?

I tried to take a run to see the famous Hollywood sign. The Los Angeles infrastructure had other plans. Continue reading

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Parking Economics 101, brought to you by Uber

Uber’s alleged “price-gouging” this weekend shows urban planners how they should think about free parking. Continue reading

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Why I support livable streets

Even if you’ve been following the sometimes-insane reporting on livable-streets issues in New York media for many years, two pieces this weekend probably made your jaw drop. In the Daily News, fellow Park Slope resident Joshua Greenman sings a paean to the … Continue reading

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Running Brooklyn: Green-Wood Cemetery, Sunset Park, Industry City

Come on, Keith, I hear you say. Why won’t you just visit Prospect Heights? When I have to go far afield, to a place like Spring Creek or Bath Beach, it’s a big affair. I set aside time. I scout. I map a route, … Continue reading

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A quiet afternoon in Bath Beach

I took the D train to Bath Beach last Thursday. Because of maintenance, it ran along the N line to Coney Island, then back along its usual route. I got off at the Bay Parkway stop, the northeastern corner of … Continue reading

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FAQ: the history of Red Hook

Frequently-asked questions – and some detailed answers – on the history of Red Hook. Continue reading

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Smelling the salty Sheepshead Bay air

My friend Michael, who had joined me on my trip to Brighton Beach, took me for a tour of his native Sheepshead Bay on Sunday. This time, he brought his 12-year-old twins along for the ride. We also met up … Continue reading

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