New York plans $3 billion waterfront revitalization

    New York is revitalizing its Hudson River waterfront. Yawn.

    The first plan for the waterfront in two decades will appear today, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Yes, the Inquirer. The article came from the Associated Press, but is filling space in Philadelphia’s paper. Nevermind that we’ve got our own exciting waterfront plans.


    New Yorks’s plan includes wastewater infrastructure improvements, a maritime industry and waterfront leisure activities. Kind of similar to the way Philadelphia is improving the Central Delaware with better neighborhood access, waterfront trails, parks and plans for publicly accessible buildings.

    Should New York be lauded for its $3 billion plan? Of course. In New York, where New Yorkers will pay for, argue over and enjoy the space. We’ve got our own things happening.

    Feed the Feed: Should cities keep track of and report on each other’s projects, or are we better left to avoid comparisons?

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