Billy on the Street is back to heal the country… and the world! He brings Emma Stone along as his sidekick. In the debut episode of the beloved web series, they probe important questions about the fate of democracy and why Stone isn’t on Instagram. [Gothamist]

The debate is on over 80 Flatbush,  a mammoth proposed new development in Boerum Hill.  One critic asks whether it’s enough to solve the borough’s needs for housing, schools, green space and transportation. [Curbed]

Where do artists and gallerists looking for more affordable studio space go? Not the outer boroughs.  How about the Catskills, Philly and even Providence. [T Magazine]

Not forgotten and not entirely gone, there are still remnants of the original World Trade Center visible in Downtown Manhattan. Among them is the Cortlandt Street 1 station, which reopened after 17 years just this week. [Untapped Cities]

Hurricane Florence will have an unequal impact on the areas it hits. Location and proximity to the coast, however, are not the only factors that determine vulnerability. Housing and transportation do too. [City Lab]

A new state park spanning over 400 acres will open in Brooklyn next summer. The park will be named after Shirley Chisholm, the first black Congresswoman. [The Real Deal]