Matthew Yglesias: Parking
How much will they pay? Well, it’s hard to know in advance which is why you need markets. But that’s what you should have — as much parking as the market will bear. Not government-mandated parking, and not government-provided free or discount parking. Let people build garages and if it’s more [...]
Tyler Cowen of Marginal Revolution asks a great question: How good would the abolition of zoning in New York City be? He argues that zoning restrictions prevent Manhattan from being a “forest of skyscrapers” such as Sao Paulo.
Many of Manhattan’s skyscrapers are much taller than typical Sao Paulo skyscrapers. This is mostly because [...]
Out of Control blog: Terms of Potential PA Turnpike Lease Announced
Curbed NYC 4/22/08: Developer-Driven Rezoning Prepares to Enter Ring
AMNY 4/24/08: Residents fight Tudor City development Curbed NYC 4/24/08: Neighborhood Love: Tudor City Residents Suing to Block Solow
Houston Strategies 4/24/08: The renewed zoning debate
I tend to agree that there is some hypocrisy in the conservative/libertarian world when it comes to transportation, which is part of the reason I started this blog. A more free-market transporation system would certainly lead to a more urban land use pattern; something between pre-auto, transit-reliant density and current auto-reliant sprawling suburbs. Regardless, [...]
Congestion Pricing Poll: Opinion Polls & Market Research
In general, I am opposed to just about any tax increase. However, the mortgage interest deduction is one of my least favorite tax breaks. First of all, it’s a regressive tax deduction that transfers wealth from renters and businesses to homeowners. Second, it causes home prices to rise relative to the value of similar [...]
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Gowanus Lounge: Carroll Gardens Rumor Mill: “Pro-Development” Petition?
Somebody tell the mob, there’s a new prohibition in town:
From the New York Sun: 4 A.M. Last Calls Could Be Headed The Way of Smoky Bars
Although they have no authority to mandate hours, Community Boards have tightened their grip on late night establishments. Of course, they claim to be protecting the neighbors: [...]