Largely yes. Architecture schools only teach modernism, with a few exceptions (like Notre Dame). Architecture professors are the only people in the world
JC's bike infrastructure has been developing and expanding rapidly with bike lanes and sharrows being stripped and painted all over the city this year.
Also about luxury architecture, or designer architecture, whatever you will call it, and not just in NYC. But there's a neat inside look at the Woolworth
Yeah, from what I've heard Atlantic Yards has been a series of major let-downs. It will be interesting to see how construction plays out at this site