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"That's payback for the Opium Wars, you little bitch!" —the (I hope) mainlander who sells Prince Harry that house,… https://t.co/DCwwRtWKrgBilking the royal family out of tens of millions of dollars by suckering them into buying into the top of your hous… https://t.co/z2JBKVpyDv @thesixseas It's the view brotfw you find a buyer for your $35.88 million Kitsilano mansion and they don't even care about all the 8's you pains… https://t.co/WmVH1FduQdEd Mullins talks a big game on Twitter, but when he’s on the subway, he’s too scared to hold the phone with two han… https://t.co/ypxKwwVODk @samraskinz You’re actually allowed to redeem building permits you can’t finance due to SF’s 25% inclusionary mandate for houses in Arizona*Parking policy matters* After Seattle's parking reforms, developers built 40% less parking than previously requi… https://t.co/mlKl1mUCNu
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1/18
2020
@InsiderTwets @mdasilva1563 @2235astoria @NJTRANSIT I assume this is actually the biggest cost driver. NJT has more… https://t.co/oHSMCGIdoA @InsiderTwets @mdasilva1563 @2235astoria @NJTRANSIT Or paring back the conductors @ProjectEND @alexbozikovic Also just the sheer volume of what's allowed, it's a few times what we permit here in NY… https://t.co/7FtHHPhaLW @ProjectEND @alexbozikovic The façadism is coolHere's another fact: @njtransit's cost per car hour of rail service is around $600. On SEPTA regional rail, it's ar… https://t.co/JQcw3x1SlV
Retweeted by Market UrbanismThis MTA bribe story is filled with astonishing details, including that the employee forced to resign in disgrace a… https://t.co/5r8tDgpb45
Retweeted by Market UrbanismInteresting news: An MTA contractor (and Cuomo donor) is charged with giving an MTA employee $70,000 in kickbacks.… https://t.co/Vu1Uevj8jB
Retweeted by Market Urbanism @alexbozikovic I certainly do! @scabellumpedum @capntransit Uhhhh that sounds like a scandal...???Construction industry was claiming a nationwide epidemic of labor shortages in 2015. They've added 1 million worker… https://t.co/8QnnYvSUIE
Retweeted by Market UrbanismGreat city, more people should be able to enjoy it https://t.co/HgbqhDJIo6This is QUITE SOMETHING https://t.co/PRxdZPySJo
Retweeted by Market Urbanism @SenToniAtkins @Portantino The next relevant deadline is really now the end of the month for a full Senate floor vo… https://t.co/8xltZejfY7
Retweeted by Market Urbanism @SenToniAtkins @Portantino To do this, Atkins needed Senate GOP sign-off. Some Republican support Wiener garnered e… https://t.co/ob5fRVT4MH
Retweeted by Market UrbanismBreaking news on SB 50: @SenToniAtkins is pulling the bill from @Portantino 's Approps committee, basically sideste… https://t.co/oPo1uEMId0
Retweeted by Market Urbanism @mtsw 10th Ave. is anger-inducing, although nobody who's angry about it seems to care about that @jacobson_randy The implication being that it's been a problem for so long that there's no point in trying to fix it? @Alex__Mircea My grandfather (Eleodor Săftoiu) also moved a church in Romania! Schitul Ostrov https://t.co/pamNgFJyyDtotally out of scale https://t.co/SylJR1hnuQ
Retweeted by Market UrbanismA CTTF cop drove past, told me that "we were told by the community to not Summons these people" blocking the… https://t.co/1FZZpufYC0
Retweeted by Market Urbanism @mactarr56 If only preservationists ever applied this logic to the wall of hideous parked cars and sidewalk sheds t… https://t.co/DhRWuKlulZ" 'This is New York City,' said Mr. Robins, the architectural historian. 'We do two things really well: Build ever… https://t.co/To2ZJEMb76“But resistance to the concept has been sharp, and the battle over aff hsg has exposed a generational divide, where… https://t.co/gxZt19iw99 @phillmv @CaesarSalad99 Oh, you sweet summer child...This is the kind of person that a lot of people in the affordable housing world would write off as somebody who wil… https://t.co/ZByPZQ9wkZGREAT NEWS! My housing bill —#AB725 — passed out of committee and is moving forward in the CA Assembly! This bill… https://t.co/ZL4NFzqFRU
Retweeted by Market Urbanism @upzonenj Where can I read more about that program?? Sounds like a ridiculously inefficient way of doing that @YimbyA @Elana_Brooklyn @joshtpm Commercial spaces do tend to stay vacant for a while, because leases are also so l… https://t.co/pxi9QErRWG @crschmidt @marthsshinedair Maybe you can step outside of your own experience as a high-income tech worker and do s… https://t.co/gTfYCmnc3fPretty weird to dismiss a respected former city planner who worked for years under Bill de Blasio as a “conservativ… https://t.co/cExu6lcVKp @YimbyA @joshtpm It’s also of course quite easy to imagine how landlords would get around a vacancy tax without put… https://t.co/gLyFPY5pXG @YimbyA @joshtpm NYC already has a vacancy tax: property taxes. They are very high for commercial space especially,… https://t.co/rRV28crXlh
1/17
2020
@hassankhan Walking to and from BART is a luxury workout classFuck these aggro Cuomo spokespeople, #CuomosMTA is guilty of all of this and more https://t.co/hj6M8jlNi7 @alon_levy My guess is that the exterior footprint of the floor is 850 sq. ft. @alon_levy Not sure but 40' is typical @alon_levy These NYC building area figures are inflated, because they include things like common areas, walls, util… https://t.co/ojivYECjR6NEW: Sources say transportation advocates met with @NYGovCuomo this afternoon where agreement was reached to legali… https://t.co/Pl3eS233Qz
Retweeted by Market Urbanism @kvelsey These "pretty" Mott Haven blocks are always so disappointing, because you get literally one block of nice… https://t.co/AJK2OyPxni @MarketUrbanism If you look at the map from my second tweet, you can also see that many of the ADUs are being appli… https://t.co/VPcjy3HSH4
Retweeted by Market Urbanism$1,800 for a 1BR in a South Bronx house. What a world https://t.co/ekw4LMH6Hb https://t.co/gBHXgBPnw3 @matthewplan @ShaneDPhillips How does a multifam ADU interact with rent control? I've read that in SF, a major impe… https://t.co/1GheN7IGbYWhat does nearly $100 million buy you when it comes to street safety on a single corridor? https://t.co/WuXxrNrKCW
Retweeted by Market Urbanism @matthewplan @ShaneDPhillips Oh interesting. So before that, was LA requiring replacement parking? @ShaneDPhillips What's exciting to me about these steadily growing numbers are that single-family homeowners are so… https://t.co/PJDNbaMXxn @ShaneDPhillips Wow, huge growth! Awesome! Did the new ADU laws that went into effect on Jan. 1 change anything in… https://t.co/I7q7EmoNYR @MarketUrbanism City of LA has started tracking ADUs separate from other residential units, and it looks like they'… https://t.co/0D4gzunjXF
Retweeted by Market Urbanism @ssdai The downtown workforce might just be the problem though. It seems like all of these modern Chinese restauran… https://t.co/uOv7m4eZHT @ssdai They should just turn it into a MaLa! Or like...a takeout MaLa @ssdai ...but that seemed to be exactly what wasn't selling. Disappointing! The noodle soup I had today was good, b… https://t.co/pY48bzOlqL @ssdai Haha I buy lunch there in $100 increments (they have a gift card thing you can load money onto for a 5% disc… https://t.co/h7yDfT0AUJHow much of a success was the Houston new bus plan? The good news: total ridership hasn't fallen further The bad… https://t.co/kuIDrcgtTe
Retweeted by Market Urbanism @JacobGarchik @TheJakeSchmidt Am I the only person who doesn't like the cobblestones? They're a bitch to bike on. They don't add anythingDid it occur to the mayor that the time to really push this was when he could have vetoed the MTA Capital Plan? He'… https://t.co/Mkn1N0wP7S
Retweeted by Market Urbanism @ssdai Went there on Monday when it first opened, then again today. I don't think this is gonna work out. It was a… https://t.co/Ze2O3FsavrHave any California cities released 2019 ADU permitting numbers yet? @thecitywanderer (To be clear, I will be protesting REBNY's role in supporting the 1961 zoning code) @thecitywanderer I'll be there protesting. Don't throw anything nice cuz I'm gonna throw fake blood onto itWoman in downtown Flushing killed by a piece of plywood that flew off some scaffolding in high winds this morning https://t.co/DI6mnXSJXYNext hearing on rezoning SoHo/NoHo is a week from today. Come and say whether you agree or disagree that SoHo shoul… https://t.co/ForVmPW9HgIncredible SoHo hot mic moment. "This isn't the right place for it." And then after she says she doesn't think SoHo… https://t.co/1DKf2A5tAj @WileyNorvell @thecitywanderer I work a block away from One Manhattan Square. Tbh I find the gentrified restaurant… https://t.co/xnrpUXunBs @petesaunders3 Only place I’ve really felt this way in NYC is in South Williamsburg (a Hasidic neighborhood) @thecitywanderer It’s a 4-min walk to the Madison St. entrance...it’s soooo close! The problem for a multimillion-d… https://t.co/yFcAd4OUUj @thecitywanderer It’s two blocks from the F!65% of Bronx community board members are over 50, compared to just 35% of Bronx residents. In Queens, it's 61% of c… https://t.co/jomUDzA669 @MarketUrbanism or an 80ft bridge for $450 million!
Retweeted by Market UrbanismI'm sorry, what? $3.3 billion for a train tunnel beneath a river that isn't even 200 ft. wide? https://t.co/Ic6cN5Zgu4 @thecitywanderer @bkchiblist @JacobGarchik Given what I've seen of NYC's building stock, the most mysterious fires… https://t.co/JuPOIDuPQA$2 billion is the same price as the LaGuardia AirTrain https://t.co/jV4ZbzQVptMayor de Blasio's signature housing policy—Mandatory Inclusionary Housing—is broken. In his latest @ManhattanInst r… https://t.co/EQhTXTz84S
Retweeted by Market UrbanismWhen I’m choosing which storefront to launder money out of, I always choose the absolute most prominent, most expen… https://t.co/hyYWbuUmxQ“That store is DEFINITELY a mob front.” —somebody’s who’s never run a business, doesn’t have the slightest clue wha… https://t.co/F68h0UUsPv @drschweitzer I feel like I’m missing some background herePeople say this about half the businesses in their neighborhood and it’s so puzzling to me. And it’s always coming… https://t.co/4XpRvq5fGZRadical expansion of protected cycle lanes = radical increase in cyclists! Paris increased increased cycling rates… https://t.co/nXJbW7s8Xp
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1/16
2020
@MarketUrbanism See, for example, Erik Guerra and Robert Cervero's very useful work on transit adjacency, here:… https://t.co/aukrY3q0AM
Retweeted by Market UrbanismThe oceans are boiling and downtown San Francisco is one of just a handful of neighborhoods in America where worker… https://t.co/BieMcTc9m2 @buzzcutsngravy @Jchrist1994 ...convinced yourself that OBVIOUSLY homeless people will live in them. That's really fucked up @buzzcutsngravy @Jchrist1994 It's not my area of expertise, I'm just a human with a brain who can think through wha… https://t.co/MwvvX0AkyD @buzzcutsngravy @Jchrist1994 **putrefying @buzzcutsngravy @Jchrist1994 That is honestly the dumbest fucking thing anybody has tweeted at me in a long time. T… https://t.co/gXwm9lMLEi @buzzcutsngravy @Jchrist1994 Dude. Seriously? You really think homeless and mentally ill people are so stupid and d… https://t.co/moIMy0qo5E @buzzcutsngravy @Jchrist1994 Okay but even then. Your position here is that homeless people will live in them?? And… https://t.co/xEl6Z1br0a @buzzcutsngravy @Jchrist1994 Bro...what?Amazing how contextual in a bad way he made it look. Those upper stories look like a Victorian reskinned in the '60s https://t.co/lhuKKKGydV.@profplotch gets the best quotes. There's some really damning stuff about Howard Permut in his Tappan Zee book too https://t.co/MHKtByIEYP @JakeAnbinder Two things I love here. Number one, incorrectly using the term "land developer," which is a greenfiel… https://t.co/63iQGA3P1U @devin_mb The men are trash, the cars are trash, the trash is pure and goldenI’d love to see some kind of report on how often those Priuses are actually used. If they were, you’d expect them t… https://t.co/8qXikgVnIl @buzzcutsngravy Public dumpsters on the street like in EuropeWelcome to #trashcity. Where men are men, streets are for parking the city’s prized Prius fleet, and sidewalks are… https://t.co/MLS729DLExIt’s the trash’s city, we’re just living in it #trashcity https://t.co/a0hIjdTQMa
1/15
2020

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