River, parking lot, Hudson valley
Parking lots cover an estimated 25,000 square miles in the US.Photo: Flickr

We Paved Paradise

We tend to think of parking as a problem only when a spot can’t be found. But city planners who’ve documented the hidden costs of parking are starting to implement solutions.

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Welcome to The River Community!

New stories every week. Community events. Democracy in action ;)

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Open Water

Removing dams from the Hudson Valley's rivers.

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What Happened to the Water in New Paltz?

Residents were under a "Do Not Drink" advisory for a week earlier this month. The response to the crisis tells us New York has learned from previous local water issues.

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You Broke It, You Build It

The owner of a building that collapsed in Poughkeepsie has been sued multiple times. So why is he being approved for other development projects?