Long Island City
Shannon Mattern takes us inside two examples of the extensive, yet relatively invisible, infrastructures that drive New York's libraries and explains how their logistical systems shape our physical, political, and intellectual landscapes.
Roundup — Urban Observatory, Hip Hop Celebrates Parks, Streetcars, SCOTUS, Stilted Architecture, and Manhattanhenge
by Urban Omnibus • July 12th, 2013
Mapping Urban Apples and Oranges Analyzing global data on global cities can frequently feel like comparing apples and oranges. For Urban...
Roundup — Re-Owning Payphones, Building Hudson Yards, Transforming the Library, Planning the Post-Sandy City plus Art, Theater, and Energy Events To Do
by Urban Omnibus • December 7th, 2012
RE-OWN THE PAYPHONE On Monday, in an attempt to modernize the city’s payphone infrastructure, Mayor Bloomberg, Rahul N. Merchant, Commissioner of the Department...
The Omnibus Roundup – Moynihan Station and Grand Central, Citi Bike and Civic Action, Scientific Ghost Towns and Secret City Sounds
by Urban Omnibus • May 11th, 2012
MOYNIHAN COMMENCEMENT The demolition of the original Pennsylvania Station sparked furor at the loss of a grand entrance to the...