Features & Forum
As Manhattan's Chinatown experiences rapid change, a historic porcelain store on Mott Street reinvents itself as a space for intergenerational dialogue and community activation. UO talks to Mei Lum and Diane Wong, the minds behind the W.O.W. Project, about what they've learned and where they're headed next.
Happy Birthday, zoning! The codes may have changed over 101 years, but as Andrea Renner and Eric Goldwyn explain, when it comes to how New Yorkers use zoning to advance their own visions of a perfect city, much remains the same.
by Urban Omnibus • Jan 10 2017
Join us at UnionDocs on January 15 for documentary work and discussion tackling the history of squatting in New York City, and asking why that history matters today.
It’s a park, it’s a gallery, it’s a community hub! Daniel Campo explores the unique urban ecology of Socrates Sculpture Park, where temporary art works, hand-me-down plants, and shipping containers have proliferated atop the remains of an East River marine terminal for the last 30 years.
In the final installment of City of Cycling, SLO Architecture queries the bike’s ability to create an urbanism of empathy. Can taking to the streets on two wheels inspire greater understanding among everyone who moves through the city?
D.W. Gibson reflects on the churches and community service providers put in jeopardy by a combination of policy and paperwork, and what can be done to stop vulnerable institutions from falling through the cracks in the city's annual tax lien sale.