HT to Micheal Leddy at Orange Crate Art.
If you navigate the page, you’ll find a story from last fall about Bloomberg’s effort to make NYC friendlier for the elderly. The best initiative in my book? The taxi and van voucher. That could really make a big difference in the lives of the seniors as they get somewhat less able to walk in NYC’s crowded streets. I know: bad me, advocating for cars. But taxis are among the most significant and most overlooked services for those without personal cars, as taxis can fill up the gaps in service hours or spaces where transit doesn’t go. And trust me, as a bus rider, taxis gives some relief to walkers and transit riders on bad days.
So much for The Pogues’ claim that New York is “no place for the old.”
Bella was one of my earliest role models, the sort of woman who taught me how not behave. It’s great to see book about her–finally. Here’s a podcast:
- John McPhee on Writing at the New Yorker
- Natural resource dependence
- Richard Green v. The Most Interesting Man in the World
- Urbana Natura in New York
- The Solari Board at Union Station in New Haven
- Greenwashing Sins and Big Box Stores As Gentle Green Giants?
- Historic preservation and updating at Camden Yards
- The "I don't owe you shit" consumerist ethic can go away right now
- TOD, gentrification, Treehugger and why environmental justice advocates get annoyed with so-called environmentalists
- When nobody believes in your project but you….(which is all of the time)