tsuomela + city(newyork)   11

New York Study on Who May End Up Homeless Called Cruel - NYTimes.com
It has long been the standard practice in medical testing: Give drug treatment to one group while another, the control group, goes without.

Now, New York City is applying the same methodology to assess one of its programs to prevent homelessness.
economics  welfare  poverty  experiments  city(NewYork)  methodology  social-science 
december 2010 by tsuomela
Digging Into New York City’s Trashy History | OnEarth Magazine
Now it’s done so well every day that we don’t even think about it. But modern sanitation systems are actually really well thought-out, complex structures. When it’s not done -- say, when sanitation workers miss a pick-up even for one day -- it’s unusual enough that people get really upset, as they should. But it’s like that Buddhist saying about housework -- it’s invisible because you only notice when it’s not done. So I’m not saying san men should be called heroes, necessarily, but it wouldn’t hurt to appreciate them a little more.
infrastructure  visibility  city(NewYork)  urban  history  anthropology 
november 2010 by tsuomela
Gentrification Hangover | The American Prospect
How New York could create affordable housing from its empty glass condo buildings and failed takeover projects.
housing  economics  gentrification  recession  banking  real-estate  debt  class  city(NewYork)  city(SanFransisco) 
march 2010 by tsuomela
A Telescope Stretches From Brooklyn to London - New York Times
Paul St George, a British artist whose Telectroscope will allow New Yorkers and Londoners to wave to one another.

A fanciful device born equally of history and imagination, it will visually connect New Yorkers to people in London, where an identical scope will sit on the banks of the Thames in the shadow of Tower Bridge.
art  sculpture  public  city(NewYork)  city(London)  video 
april 2009 by tsuomela

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