City & Region

Kathy Hochul wants to land Ryanair’s North American hub at MacArthur airport on Long Island

(December 26, 2021) — Governor Kathy Hochul is looking to pitch Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary on locating the discount European carrier’s North American headquarters at Long Island’s MacArthur International Airport.  The airline is ranked among the busiest in Europe and

National Headlines

Two million airport workers may pose pandemic security threat

Nearly 2 million workers with unescorted access to security restricted areas at airports throughout the U.S. could pose an “insider threat,” according to a new federal audit, yet the government is still studying how to effectively curb the risk. Congress has


State Route 77 may be renamed in honor of Vietnam hero

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) announced today that he has introduced legislation that designates State Route 77 between Pembroke Town Park and the intersection of Indian Falls Road in the town of Pembroke as the “Specialist Four Clarence ‘C. Jay’ Hall Memorial

Urban Design

Democrats see potential local use of new maritime grant program

Program Honors Nation’s Maritime History By Supporting Preservation and Public Awareness Projects Washington, DC – U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) announced last week that the FY 2020

Urban Design

Younger Americans don’t hate suburbia

BY SAMUEL J. ABRAMS As a college professor who teaches courses about politics and geography at an extremely progressive liberal arts college, my students regularly want to talk about the narratives surrounding deep urban-rural divides which routinely make the news or the seemingly

Urban Design

We need more family-friendly cities

BY AARON RENN In January, Malaysia Goodson was killed when she fell down the stairs at New York’s 7th Avenue subway station while carrying a stroller with her one-year-old daughter in it.  The baby girl survived but now faces life without her mother. The 7th Avenue

Urban Design

In praise of the front porch

BY NORBERT RUG It’s almost summer and it’s nice to sit on my porch again. The house that my wife and I purchased over 40 years ago has a full-width porch on the front that is about 10 feet deep.


Parking lots blight State Park, Falls’ residents argue

Urban design and tourism advocates are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to commit to removing Niagara Falls State Park’s three surface parking lots, which they argue blight the park and detract from its natural awe.  Cuomo has refused similar demands in

Urban Design

Preserving the Albright Knox is as important as expanding it

When it comes to the ongoing planning of the Albright Knox’s high profile expansion project, the prerogative of preserving the facade of the historic turn of the century structure should be among the institution’s top priorities. The neoclassic revival architecture