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There are two stories to tell here. One is about car-dependent cities improving their public transportation systems.

The other story is about public transit systems in big cities, particularly New York. ”

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How a Neighborhood’s Walkability Can Increase Property Values 
Is there a direct link between higher home values and neighborhoods with higher levels of walkability? What does that tell us about the value of our very own urban neighborhoods? Read more here.

How a Neighborhood’s Walkability Can Increase Property Values 

Is there a direct link between higher home values and neighborhoods with higher levels of walkability? What does that tell us about the value of our very own urban neighborhoods? Read more here.

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mrspiffy: Manhattan’s Bedrock. The photographs, taken by Jake Dobkin

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ecochap: Future New York, “The City of Skyscrapers”, 1925

ecochap: Future New York, “The City of Skyscrapers”, 1925

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oldpianofactory:

Sky view of the Lower East SIde, New York City

oldpianofactory:

Sky view of the Lower East SIde, New York City

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neighborhoodr-lowereastside:

Williamsburg Bridge, New York, NY, USA

“Until the 1920s, the Williamsburg Bridge had the record for the longest suspension bridge span on Earth. New Yorkers celebrated its opening in December 1903 with fireworks over the East River. Sitting on the bridge, I imagined a full procession of men in top hats and coats, carriages drawn by horses, and press photographers with large wooden box cameras. From the top of the bridge, the emotions that emanate from the spectacle of the city cannot be more unique. Perched on a narrow beam, I felt the wind, and the tower gently swaying.”
— Miru Kim, Naked City Spleen (via Metro New York)

neighborhoodr-lowereastside:

Williamsburg Bridge, New York, NY, USA

“Until the 1920s, the Williamsburg Bridge had the record for the longest suspension bridge span on Earth. New Yorkers celebrated its opening in December 1903 with fireworks over the East River. Sitting on the bridge, I imagined a full procession of men in top hats and coats, carriages drawn by horses, and press photographers with large wooden box cameras.

From the top of the bridge, the emotions that emanate from the spectacle of the city cannot be more unique. Perched on a narrow beam, I felt the wind, and the tower gently swaying.”

Miru Kim, Naked City Spleen (via Metro New York)

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