City on a Grid: How New York Became New York

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A city’s plan is made by a number of special interests including politicians, businesses, real estate speculators, and some citizens. New York City has a rigid grid structure that forever defines its power, efficiency, and varying degrees of livability. Boston’s plan was less developed, has a baffling street pattern, and some of the most wonderful neighborhoods in America. Listen to this conversation with author Gerard Koeppel and understand the forces at work in city planning and see how the lessons apply to your town.

Guest: Gerard Koeppel
Learn more at: DaCapo Press

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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.