by Urban Omnibus • April 4th, 2012
With the news that the pair of exhibitions celebrating and speculating on the Manhattan street grid has been extended until...
by Philip Kay • February 29th, 2012
Announcing the winner of the Unfinished Grid Essay Competition: a personal essay that blends family history with individual mobility to explore Manhattan's built and natural environment.
Announcing a juried competition for essays that reflect on the Manhattan street grid as paradigm, rubric or muse for urban life, in honor of the 200th anniversary of the plan that established Manhattan's street grid. Deadline: February 1st, 2012
by Gregory Wessner • December 16th, 2011
New Yorkers take it for granted that we can say things like “meet me at 85th Street and Third Avenue” and know that regardless of whether someone has been to that intersection, they will easily be able to get there. It’s all thanks to Manhattan’s legendary street grid, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. A little history of the grid In 1807, frustrated by years of uncontrolled development and a decade of public health epidemics attributed to lower Manhattan’s cramped and irregular streets...
by Urban Omnibus • December 7th, 2011
This week, two exhibitions opened at the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) that celebrate the evolving legacy...