The Year Ahead

Written by Our Town, Our Town Downtown & West Side Spirit on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit.


Our editors gaze into the future of 2014 and discuss the major issues, for your neighborhood and for the city, in the year ahead.

The De-Manhattanization of Politicsde blasio_opt
De Blasio has vowed to turn his attention to the outer boroughs

Up and Away
Urban sprawl goes vertical, sparking new fights over air rights

Rethinking the Schools
De Blasio’s tax hike for pre-Kers is only the beginning

The Less-Than-Superbowl
The host city isn’t feeling so grand about the big game in February

Opening Door, and Memories, at the Freedom Tower
The first major new building at the Trade Center opens early in 2014

In the Shadow of the Billionaires
New luxury apartments along Central Park stir old debates

Garbage In, Garbage Out
Tracking the most contentious issue on the East Side

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The massive new complex on the West side is coming into view

The Newcomer on the East Side
Kallos arrives, with a technology focus

The Next Sandy
Planning for the next storm while recovering from the last one

Filling Brewer’s Big Shoes
The new council member on the West side

The Second Avenue Saga
The project won’t end in 2014, though there will be small victories

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