For the past two weeks, we’ve been looking back at the biggest things that happened in New York City in 2016: the celebrity real estate deals, the architecture that wowed us, and the like. But on the second to last day of the year—which also happens to be the day before one of the city’s biggest transit projects finally makes its long-awaited debut—we’re thinking ahead to 2017.
Next year promises to be … interesting, let’s say, on a macro level; and there will be plenty of things to watch in New York City, too. Megaprojects like Hudson Yards and Essex Crossing will keep moving forward; the MTA will enact a fare hike sometime in the new year; construction on major infrastructure projects, like the revamp of LaGuardia Airport and Penn Station’s ambitious renovation, will keep progressing; and, as ever, more apartments will hit both the rental and sales markets.
While it’s all well and good to think about what will happen in the future, we want to know: what do you, Curbed readers, want to happen in NYC in 2017? If you could make a list—no matter how pie-in-the-sky—of things you’d like to see happen in the city in the new year, what would be on it? More affordable housing? Fewer supertall skyscrapers? No MTA fare hike at all? A better option for the city’s many transit deserts? No idea is too big or too small—we want to hear ‘em all. Sound off in the comments, and here’s to the new year.