For our Typecast series, Henry Grabar visits Canarsie, where long rows of attached brick houses defy traditional flood-proofing elevation. Could rising flood insurance premiums pose a greater immediate threat to homeowners than rising sea levels?
After Superstorm Sandy, a historic housing style is on the brink of extinction on Staten Island's East Shore. A. F. Brady explores what stands to be lost, and gained, in government efforts to rebuild the area after the storm.
by Juliette Spertus and Benjamin Miller • August 26th, 2015
Juliette Spertus and Benjamin Miller lay out their ambitious proposal for a pneumatic waste system affixed beneath the High Line and articulate how this expansion of infrastructural repurposing could fundamentally reshape what we do with our garbage.
This week we bring you a special midsummer's roundup featuring the travails of developing new parks, updates on mega-projects from SPURA to Willets Point, the voice of our subways, the new LaGuardia and very old subway and train infrastructure, and what home means to some of the city's oldest residents.
by Emily Schmidt • April 8th, 2015
In New York, we’re lately fixated on waterproofing — protecting the city from future inundations like Hurricane Sandy — while...
by Elizabeth Rush • February 11th, 2015
Elizabeth Rush traces the implementation of New York State-led property buyouts in three Staten Island neighborhoods and weighs the benefits and costs of this potentially important model for addressing the vulnerability of coastal communities.