As New York has grown into perhaps the globe's most famous metropolis, Inwood Hill has remained largely the same as it ever was: a verdant oasis on the edge of the city's most densely populated borough.
For many, sleeping in big cities is a nightmare. All those people living in close quarters and all those vehicles plying crowded streets make a lot of noise, which can make sleep elusive for even the most weary urbanite. The omnipresent streetlights and headlights don't make it any easier.
The 21st century is seeing an incredible power shift and power dynamic with the rise of cities as socio-economic and political actors on national and world stages. However, as more and more of us now live in cities, cities are facing increasing pressures and challenges that need to be addressed.
Forget the smart cities full of technologies and monitoring: let's live in frugal cities.
Millennials are a larger share of the total population in the downtown or Central Business District (CBD) than elsewhere in the city. In 2011, millennials represented 24.4 percent of the CBD population.
Maybe they were in a frat, maybe they weren't. Maybe they work in investment banking, maybe they don't. All we're really certain of is that they don't see graduating from college and having a job as a reason to not be doing shots on a Monday night (probably in one of these bars).
During my childhood I was aware that I was different in color from the majority of people around me, but my father and mother emphasized brainpower, not color. Color was what you were, but not using your brain was a choice.
Walking never got any respect: it was slow, unsexy and boring. Only losers walked. But today, walking is what the cool kids do, whether they're sta...
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One effect of the recent recession is the rise in roommates or live-in landlords. But how do you divvy up a modern home in style to make sure everyone has the space and privacy they need? Both are key considerations for domestic comfort.
As spring finally heats up in the east, I'm reminded of all the reasons why I get outside and like to go wild and immerse myself in nature. Of course, exercise is important (for me and my dog Jimmy) and it's nice to clear my mind, but as I do it, it reminds me why protecting nature is an important daily responsibility.
When I lived in New York City, I loved taking photographs. The vibrant fall leaves. The historic, welcoming brownstones. And of course, the people of the city. New York's energy is exhilarating.
In the case of Los Angeles, it is scary to think that it may someday become what its politicians have designed it to be, a city for the few uber rich and the many domestic workers who maintain their homes and gardens.
When access to care and population health of a distressed community are on the line, urban hospitals like BMC can and should look outside of traditional negotiation tactics to fulfill their role in serving their community. If they do not, we may not have the ERs to meet the newly insured population.
Forget about the rising percentage of Latinos in this country for a moment and consider this number: somewhere between 65-70 percent of all Americans live in metropolitan regions of 500,000 or more.
The common thread among movers is aspiration --- seeking better lives. People move to places they can afford and where they can hope for a higher standard of living.