by Jonathan Tarleton, Emily Schmidt, Eric Petersen, Wyatt Cmar and Ian Veidenheimer • September 30th, 2015
Five writers tag along as scientists assess bat, insect, dragonfly, moss, and other plant populations during a 24-hour biological survey of Staten Island's Freshkills Park.
by Urban Omnibus • September 23rd, 2015
Geographer Marla Emery explains the nuances of urban foraging — its cultural and personal purposes, public health benefits and risks, and potential and pitfalls for land management.
by Urban Omnibus • October 24th, 2012
With two new sculptures now on view in New York City, artist Leo Villareal talks with us about finding inspiration in nanotechnology, creating communal experiences, and capturing the beauty and power of light.
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...
by Urban Omnibus • February 1st, 2012
Tyler Caruso and Erik Facteau explain their scientific study of the value of urban farms, an effort to produce hard data that can challenge nay-sayers and inform policies and regulations that support agriculture in the city.
by Urban Omnibus • July 29th, 2011
HIGHWAY REPORT Over on Streetsblog, Noah Kazis reports on the status of a comprehensive study in progress at the NYC Department...
Holiday Roundup – Sensory overload, memorable moments, solving the city, train of thought and an Omnibus pause
by Urban Omnibus • December 23rd, 2010
HOLIDAY-INSPIRED SENSORY OVERLOAD One of the City's most well known displays of extreme festivity is a block of homes in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn where you can find dazzling lights and oversized holiday decor, inflatable, animatronic, or otherwise. Check out Gothamist for a slideshow of some of this year's highlights. Another NYC holiday classic: the midtown...