Find Your Way in New York, Hop on a Streetcar in Cincinnatti, and Get ID’d in Savannah

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This Way Up: New York Helps Orient Emerging Subway Riders

“It is one of those embarrassing, frustrating, infuriating experiences of everyday life that many New York subway passengers are loath to admit: that disorienting moment when they step onto the street, lost in a city they know — or think they know — perfectly well. Which way is Ninth Avenue, anyway? Now the city is experimenting with a new way to help people go where they want to go without wasting more steps than they have to. “

“Everything’s Up to Date in Kansas City” – Sprint Center Opens Downtown

“Oct. 10 wasn’t on the calendar as an official city holiday, but it certainly felt like one. The civic pride surrounding the Sprint Center opening last week radiated throughout a pristine October day. Families with kids, young adults and retired couples, blacks, whites, Hispanics, even Missourians and Kansans — it was a real slice of Kansas City.”

More funding for COPS? The Senate Hopes So.

“Rather than bow to President Bush’s budget warnings, a defiant Senate today is poised to approve a bill that would increase funding for an anti-crime program that the White House has sought to cut.

Senators are expected to add $110 million to funding for the Community Oriented Policing Services program, even after the president sought Monday to rally the public against Democratic efforts to increase spending for domestic programs.”

Read Pooja Shah’s coverage of federal crime funding (and its effect on local communities) in TNAC’s Fall issue.

Streetcars in Cincinnatti

“Undaunted by a $102 million price tag, five Cincinnati City Council members Tuesday voted to push forward with plans for a streetcar line from Freedom Way in downtown to McMicken Avenue in Over-the-Rhine. City Manager Milton Dohoney and City Architect Michael Moore told the economic development committee that the system could be operating by December 2010.”

Artists and Curators Gather in Seattle to Talk About Public Sculptures

“When Christo and Jean Claude wrapped a coastline in fabric and Maya Lin dug into the earth for a black granite memorial to Vietnam War dead, what could sculpture be but an endlessly wide series of experiences?”

Welcome to Savannah. Can I see your ID?

“On Tuesday, port workers, longshoremen, truckers and others at the port of Wilmington, Del., became the first workers in the nation to enroll in the Department of Homeland Security’s national Transportation Worker Identification Credential program. Those with business at Georgia’s ports won’t be far behind. The program is expected to begin locally by the end of next month.”

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