by Charles Giraudet • April 8th, 2014
Photographer and architect Charles Giraudet documents the architecture of a sprawling hospital complex on Roosevelt Island on the eve of its demolition, and captures remnants of the life of the building and the innovative medical facility it once was.
The Omnibus Roundup – Cornell Tech, Four Freedoms, Gowanus Robots, Yankee Parking, Conflux, Ferry Networks, and Contested Territories
by Urban Omnibus • October 19th, 2012
ROOSEVELT ISLAND FUTURE: CORNELL NYC TECH It’s been a big week for Roosevelt Island. First, Cornell University unveiled its plans...
The Omnibus Roundup – Editing Life, Designing NYCTech, Documenting Social Design, plus Cloud City, Bushwhacking and Walkers at the Point
by Urban Omnibus • May 18th, 2012
LIFEEDITED ON SULLIVAN STREET The video above shows Graham Hill, the sharp eco-entrepreneur behind TreeHugger.com and those supercool, bodega-chic ceramic...
The Omnibus Roundup – Holiday Hiatus, Year in Review, Tech Campus, ElectriCity and the Google Zeitgeist
by Urban Omnibus • December 23rd, 2011
HOLIDAY HIATUS The holidays are upon us. And while we busy ourselves this week with buying urban-themed gifts for loved ones, we are also planning to take a little extra time in the first days of the new year to do some Omnibus brainstorming, housecleaning, and party-planning. So we will be back in full force on January 9th, just in time to celebrate our third birthday, preview an exciting new line-up of features, forum posts and special projects for 2012, and invite you officially to our second annual benefit party, which will take place on February 28th. Mark your calendars! And don't forget your pens, pencils or...
The Omnibus Roundup — Tech Capital, Friendly Fourth Ave, Greenpoint Greenhouse, End of Amtrak, and NYC’s Bike War
by Urban Omnibus • June 24th, 2011
THE NEXT TECH CAPITAL: NYC This past March, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) solicited a request for expressions of interest (RFEI) to global research institutions for ideas to establish a future “applied science and engineering research campus” somewhere in New York City. NYCEDC received 18 proposals from top schools that included...
The Omnibus Roundup – summer in the city, public art and parks, new subway map, the census, and Manhattanhenge
by Urban Omnibus • May 28th, 2010
Now that the Times Square pedestrian plazas are a permanent fixture, the Department of Transportation has selected a temporary installation...
by Urban Omnibus • May 3rd, 2010
FAST TRASH is an exhibition about the underground pneumatic garbage collection system in use on Roosevelt Island in New York City since 1975. We are so into this topic — exposing an innovative infrastructural system, exploring a fascinating New York city neighborhood, and speculating on what it might mean for the future of cities — that we are inviting all of you to come