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The year (and decade) in review in New York City

Plus, the 14th Street busway is working—and more intel in today’s New York Minute news roundup

The New York City skyline at daytime, with the Empire State Building in the foreground. Max Touhey

Good morning, and welcome to New York Minute, a new roundup of the New York City news you need to know about today. Send stories you think should be included to

Looking back at 2019 (and the 2010s)

Happy Friday! We’re in the time of year when things start to slow down, so we’re taking this space today to surface some of the year-end (and decade-end!) content we’ve published over the past few weeks. Stay tuned for more looks back at the past 10 years next week and beyond.

For the building nerds: The best (and worst) architecture of 2019, and the most important buildings of the past decade.

For those who want to gawk at how much the city has changed: NYC neighborhoods then and now, and a decade of destruction in New York City.

For the market nerds, here’s how rents and home prices changed over the past decade.

For the prognosticators, these are the six neighborhoods poised to see major changes in 2020.

And there’s more! See all of our year-end coverage here.

And in other news…

  • The 14th Street busway has helped speed up buses and get more riders on the M14, according to a new analysis—so, in short, it’s working.
  • Breaking Ground wants to bring a new supportive housing complex to Dumbo, one of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods.
  • During a town hall event, residents of the Fulton Houses complex berated Mayor Bill de Blasio over his administration’s proposal to put market-rate housing on parts of that development.
  • A collapsed pipe caused dozens of homes in South Jamaica to flood with sewage on November 30, according to the city.
  • The Queens County Farm Museum will expand.
  • Two more pedestrians were killed by trucks on Thursday.
  • Don’t expect property tax reform to happen in 2020.
  • Tolls on the Tappan Zee—excuse us, Mario M. Cuomo Bridge—may be going up.
  • And finally, this will be the last edition of this roundup until December 26—enjoy your holiday (whatever you celebrate), and we’ll see you back here in a week.