The Tribeca Festival began as a revitalization project. It's now a big moneymaker for New York.

Jun 10, 2024
Neighborhood businesses near the arts celebration get a visibility boost they hope will draw customers even after the red carpets roll up.
Actors Michael Angarano and Michael Cera on the red carpet for the new film Sacramento at Tribeca Festival.
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The cost of congestion pricing

Jun 6, 2024
New York's governor pulled the plug on the congestion pricing plan for NYC. But congestion can cost more than the $15-per-driver planned charge.
In London, Stockholm and Singapore, congestion pricing led to eased gridlock and a drop in climate-warming emissions.
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Open streets helped New Yorkers endure the pandemic. Now, some want the changes to be permanent.

Jun 5, 2024
The open streets movement boomed during the height of the pandemic, when many wanted to get outside while staying safe. Now, some want to keep expanded access to streets and sidewalks.
Signs signal that this intersection in Williamsburg is mostly blocked off to traffic to make room for pedestrians.
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E-cargo bikes could be coming to a bike lane near you

Jun 4, 2024
Will these smaller, lower-emissions vehicles compete with trucks in making last-mile deliveries in urban areas?
E-cargo bikes are electric "micromobility" vehicles that can deliver goods to homes.
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The restaurant reservation resale game is on the rise in New York City

May 20, 2024
Ivy Leaguers and industry insiders are grabbing appointments for trendy places and selling them on the online secondary market.
How much would you spend to nab the perfect table at the perfect time at the perfect restaurant?
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Could migrants be the answer to New York's restaurant labor shortage?

Apr 19, 2024
Hospitality businesses say they want working visas for migrants to be fast-tracked as they struggle to fill job vacancies.
Hundreds of asylum seekers lined up outside the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building in New York City in June. Restaurants want to put them to work.
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In the wake of strikes and peak TV, Hollywood’s workforce is shifting away from LA and New York

Apr 18, 2024
States are making tax-break offers that producers can't refuse.
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America's largest city has a trash problem. Can it be contained?

Mar 21, 2024
Plastic trash bags, and the rats they attract, are very visible parts of the New York landscape. A plan to bring in bins may squeeze scarce space.
The sheer volume of trash New York City has to collect every day is enormous. It's "kind of an insane feat," said Larry Buchanan, a reporter with The New York Times.
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Package deliveries are clogging city streets

Mar 21, 2024
Retailers, shipping companies and cities are working together to solve the problem.
Michael Singh prepares for his Amazon cargo bike delivery shift.
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What does it take to convert office buildings into housing?

Feb 28, 2024
New York, like many cities, wants to provide more housing and soak up empty office space. But the transition can be complex and costly.
The former office building at 160 Water St. in New York City will be home to residential tenants who can afford Financial District rents.
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