Max Holleran's book, Richard Schragger's law review article, and randos on Twitter all find pessimistic views on housing supply from a paper by Xiaodi Li. But the paper is asking a narrow question and yielding an optimistic answer. This post tries to provide some context.EDITED 3/3: I've edited … [Read more...]
Neighborhood Walkability Scores
A recent Wall Street Journal blog post refers to a website called Walk Score. Walk Score will let you know the walkability of a neighborhood based on the address you type in. The site also features ranking of cities and neighborhoods.Here are the city rankings: 1. San Francisco, CA 2. New … [Read more...]
Lower East Side Now “Endangered”?
photo by flickr user paytoncThe National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that New York City's Lower East Side, famous for it's history of tenements and slums, is one of 11 architectural, cultural, and natural heritage sites that are most at risk "for destruction or irreparable damage." … [Read more...]
“Change” Not Welcome in Harlem: Neighbors Cause Commotion as Harlem Rezoning Passes
Limousine Liberals aren't the only ones who oppose change. In Harlem, neighbors fought to keep new people out of their neighborhood, and want to force gentrification upon other neighborhoods. In the process they created such a stir at Wednesday's Council session, they had to be cleared out.It's … [Read more...]