Watch and listen as the cast iron facades of SoHo become instruments in the Concerto for Buildings, and hear from percussionist Kevin Moran and composer Paula Matthusen on what it's like to make music with the city.
by Urban Omnibus • March 4th, 2015
Laura Hansen explains how the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership supports the local non-profits that operate the city’s newest plazas and asks how much we should, and can, rely on private support for maintaining our public realm.
by Jonathan Lapalme • February 18th, 2015
For more than 200 years, street vendors have been an integral part of New York City. Department store giants Macy’s...
A preview of the upcoming IDEAS CITY Festival that explores the future of cities around the globe with the belief that arts and culture make urban centers better places to live, work, and play, including two projects from the Architectural League: Little Free Library/NYC and Typecast.
Roundup — Bike Infrastructure Blooming, Change the Course, Commercial Rooftop Greenhouses, Cars and Streets, Cicadas, and Tunnel Stories
by Urban Omnibus • April 12th, 2013
BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE BLOOMING The spring weather has brought with it the long-awaited roll out of NYC’s new bike share, Citi Bike....
Roundup — Payphones, Public Markets, Commuters, Sandy Updates, Street, STORMPROOF, a Recycling Czar, and an Open City Fellowship
by Urban Omnibus • March 8th, 2013
REINVENT THE PAYPHONE On Tuesday, the Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge held its Demo Day, showcasing 11 semi-finalists from the pool...
Roundup — Wikihouse, Rezoning Midtown, the Model Navy Yard, Street Seats, Street Signs, Sandy Updates, Bay Lights, and Applied Design
by Urban Omnibus • March 1st, 2013
WIKIHOUSE WikiHouse is an effort to democratize home design and construction by allowing “anyone to design, download, and ‘print’ CNC-milled houses and components.”...
Roundup — adAPT NYC, a Brooklyn Plaza, the Radio City of Brooklyn, Sandy Updates, 1913 Prices, Learning from Modernism and Stoller Beyond Architecture
by Urban Omnibus • January 25th, 2013
ADAPT NYC WINNER ANNOUNCED On Tuesday, Mayor Bloomberg announced the winners of adAPT NYC, a pilot program to develop “a new...