by Yukie Ohta • June 5th, 2013
Yukie Ohta looks at the dramatic transformation of SoHo over the past 50 years, from a center for light manufacturing, to a desolate and dangerous wasteland, to one of the most affluent neighborhoods in New York.
Roundup — Subway Maneuvers, Transit Illustrates Inequity, Noise Mapped, Ferry Futures, Sandy Updates, and Low Rise High Density
by Urban Omnibus • April 19th, 2013
SUBWAY MANEUVERS A draft study produced by the MTA’s Transportation Research Board chronicles straphangers’ highly calculated positioning in subway cars...
Roundup — NYC AIDS Memorial, Closed Data, Bloomberg the Preservationist, a Blank Slate in the Bronx, Sandy Updates, Collaborative Cities, and Bike the Branches
by Urban Omnibus • April 5th, 2013
NYC AIDS MEMORIAL The final design for the New York City AIDS Memorial, to be constructed next to the former...
Roundup — High Bridge Groundbreaking, Cleaning up the Gowanus, Slower Subways, Sunlit Buildings, Sandy Updates, Birders, Cinebeasts and Landmarks
by Urban Omnibus • January 18th, 2013
HIGH BRIDGE RENOVATION BEGINS The City broke ground last Friday on a $61 million renovation of the city’s oldest standing bridge. The High...
Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi, of SLO Architecture, discuss the power of long-term community engagement, their proposal for an abandoned train station, and the potential of a long neglected river to connect the Bronx and the entire city.
Roundup – Reuse on Governors Island, Preserving Midtown East, Hailing Cabs, Countdown Clocks, plus a New Pop-Up, Museum, and Park
by Urban Omnibus • December 14th, 2012
REUSING HISTORIC GOVERNORS ISLAND The 173-acre Governors Island continues its transformation from serving as an active military base to providing...
by Urban Omnibus • October 3rd, 2012
Christopher Payne -- whose photographs have documented abandoned structures, obsolete industrial processes, and American craftsmanship -- discusses photography's potential to remind us of our disappearing histories.
by Urban Omnibus • September 12th, 2012
A look back at the architectural, financial, and social histories of an iconic Brooklyn building, site of the Architectural League's 2012 Beaux Arts Ball.
by Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani • September 5th, 2012
Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani tells the story behind an innovative memorial to a century-old tragedy with an evolving and enduring legacy for labor rights, building codes and the challenges of commemoration.
The Omnibus Roundup – Commutes Revealed, Teachers Housed, Prisons Recycled, Design for Governors Island, Paint a Mural and Pet a Robot
by Urban Omnibus • June 1st, 2012
GLOWING COMMUTER ROUTES The inherent elegance of New York City's transportation network might not be obvious to everyone. So, we're lucky that creative minds, like those of the animators and designers at 422 South, can make us marvel at the complexity of our urban systems. For the PBS series...