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New construction along elevated train lines brings an unprecedented degree of intimacy between private homes and workplaces and passengers in a 24-hour transit system.
Creating 3,000 more places to go can be transformative for people's dignity and the quality of the public realm. But actually implementing a citywide restroom network requires solutions that address each neighborhood's specific needs.
New York City's only adventure playground is a beloved destination. But it's also a proposition to make room for free play across the city, from street to schoolyard.
The past and the present, the factual and the virtual, the foreign and the personal, are all layered in a New York portrait painted from a D-train dérive.
Herbs and berries are free for the picking along the Bronx River Foodway. But the public place for foraging is also a pathway to stronger connections with local ecologies and community self-determination.
At a West Village Co-Op, the resident manager gets the building — and its residents — ready for rising waters and new climate mandates.
The removal of a public art installation by Maya Lin to make way for a better, brighter Penn Station portends a growing denial of the precarity of human passage through time and space.
Writing from the inaugural cohort of the New City Critics fellowship
What kind of bank can help secure New York neighborhoods' future? The same small banks that have been doing it all along.
Navigating multiple identities, homes, and professional cultures, where can Black urbanists locate an authentic, creative practice?
On the voids storms and plans leave behind, and what we do with them.