Hidden hazards: Hundreds of public schools are near a heavily polluting roads

As residential development has boomed in many corners of the city and several school districts are bursting at the seams, the city is opening several new schools this year and in the coming years. But finding space for these buildings is rarely easy.  Many end up being built on less-than-desirable parcels, often near heavily trafficked … Continue reading Hidden hazards: Hundreds of public schools are near a heavily polluting roads

Beyond the US Open: 12 things to know about what’s happening in Flushing

Thousands of tennis fans will flock to Flushing for the US Open, from Aug. 26 to Sept. 8.  Most will take the No. 7 train or the Long Island Rail Road or drive, and while few might venture beyond the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, many might catch glimpses … Continue reading Beyond the US Open: 12 things to know about what’s happening in Flushing

Street trees

In New York City, curb appeal is not just about a property’s facade or front yard. The entire block plays into your impression of a particular home on the market, and most house hunters would agree that the most pleasant blocks have lots of street trees.  The presence of street trees may seem somewhat trivial, … Continue reading Street trees

NYC’s Most Dangerous Intersections for Cyclists

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recently announced “Green Wave” bicycle plan seeks to address a recent spate of cycling fatalities. This $58 million initiative will ramp up NYPD enforcement at the 100-most crash prone intersections, renovate 50 intersections with turn-calming treatments and re-design areas where fatalities occur.  The DOT has not yet disclosed which intersections will … Continue reading NYC’s Most Dangerous Intersections for Cyclists