Tag Archives: NIMBYism

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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The quotable Prospect Park West NIMBY

A few readers asked me about the quotes in yesterday’s Curbed NY article. They appeared as an infographic, and as such lacked citations. For those who are interested in a proper bibliography – or in reading scanned, redacted emails sent … Continue reading

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Prospect Park West and the battle against trolleys

Today I’m pleased to have my debut piece in Curbed NY - an article over a year in the making. It all began last April (during research for Windsor Terrace, I reckon) when I found this New York Times article from April 23, … Continue reading

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From resort nights to white flight: a brief history of Canarsie

Canarsie has long been the butt of jokes, from the archaic term “by way of Canarsie”, meaning in a roundabout manner, to The Three Stooges and The Honeymooners. Its storied history as a resort has been overshadowed by the actions … Continue reading

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Harbour Village revisited

“A large number of angry residents from nearby neighborhoods came to oppose the plan and the city’s methods, and their message for the commission was similar to the ones that Ebbets Field bleacherites used to reserve for visiting outfielders.” – … Continue reading

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