There’s just one week left of 2017—thank God—and as we barrel toward the end of the year, we’ve been looking back at the biggest things that happened in New York City over the past 12 months: the biggest real estate deals, the best architecture, and the like.
But we’re also thinking ahead to 2018, which promises to be an interesting year: While there won’t be a debut on par with that of the Second Avenue subway—which is gearing up to celebrate its first anniversary—there will be plenty of things worth watching. Transportation will likely be one of the biggest: Between the MTA’s promises to fix the broken subway system, and the preparation for the L-pocalypse, all eyes will be on NYC transit in the coming year.
As ever, work on some of the city’s biggest megaprojects, including Hudson Yards and Waterline Square, will move forward; new parkland (including parts of Governors Island and Brooklyn Bridge Park) will debut; and the De Blasio administration will attempt to push through more rezonings, including for Jerome Avenue.
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 2018? 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? A subway system that isn’t a crumbling mess? No idea is too big or too small—we want to hear ‘em all. Sound off in the comments.