New York history
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 • January 10th, 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.
Artist Julia Jacquette and writer James Trainor discuss Jacquette's graphic memoir, Playground of My Mind, digging into the sandbox of their memories and a critical chapter in the history of New York City's public spaces.
by Samuel Feldblum • June 1st, 2016
From riots to gentrification, a new production reflects on the evolution of the central Brooklyn neighborhood through oral history, dance, and music. Samuel Feldblum asks, when aggregating narratives, whose story is actually being told?