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What’s on your 2020 NYC development wish list?

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Looking back, looking ahead

Max Touhey

Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we’ll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed? Let us know.

It’s the final Friday of 2019—and of the 2010s!—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, the biggest design failures, and the like.

We’ve also been looking back at the past 10 years as a new decade looms, exploring the biggest trends, the ways neighborhoods have changed, the ups and downs of the real estate market, and more.

But we’re also thinking ahead to the next year and beyond. Many of the same issues that have dominated this past year will remain prominent in the next one. 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 2020, and in the decade to come? 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? More housing, period? New modes of transit? More megaprojects? No idea is too big or too small—we want to hear ‘em all.