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Fig. 6 - Summary of Proposal

An Urban Green District – Jackson Heights

When perusing the internet, I stumbled upon the Ecovillage Ithaca a while ago. As a planner and as a New Yorker who has yet to suffer through another putrid summer in the city, I was mesmerized. Of course I could see myself sitting on the porch of my high-energy efficiency house, after a long day’s […]

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32 images that answer: “How Long is Long Island?”

Using a tool called MAPfrappe I’ve put together some images that compare the geographic scale of Long Island to other places in our region, and across the world. As I’ve mentioned before, even though I live in Brooklyn I consider myself a Long Islander. I am from a town on the north shore called Mt. […]

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Jackson Heights, NY

My Climate Resilient Hood

This is not about buildings on stilts, or inflatable plugs for subways, or barriers to keep the Atlantic at bay. Nor is it a plea for replacing your second car with a boat. It’s just about my humble little neighborhood, Jackson Heights, Queens, which fared quite well during Sandy. We didn’t lose power, thanks to […]

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The Urban Event Planner: Jackson Heights Garden Tour, June 9 & 10

The problem for the Urban Planner is that there is nothing really to do in your free time. At some point, even the most downtrodden urban decay neighborhood is explored, the latest coffee place with a twist discovered and the craziest gelato flavor tasted. Nothing left but boredom and New York summer lethargy… But wait! […]

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