OmniBeers | November 11
Join us on Wednesday, November 11th, at the Bronx AleHouse from 7-9pm for the next installment of our occasional gathering of Omnibus readers, writers, editors, and general urban enthusiasts over happy hour drinks.
Jason Coatney Paints Big
In the inaugural installment of Citymakers, a new series on the sometimes-overlooked individuals who create and run the city, outdoor ad painter Jason Coatney details the drama and nitty-gritty of his craft.
Forager's Metropolis: A Conversation with Marla Emery
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.
Navigating Policy Toward a Good Food New York
Food chain expert Karen Karp weighs in on the complex policies behind school lunches, equity and access to healthy food, and ambitious new initiatives to better connect New York City residents to upstate agricultural wealth.
Beaux Arts Ball 2015: Threshold | September 18
The Architectural League’s 2015 Beaux Arts Ball will take place on Friday, September 18th at the Knockdown Center in Queens.
Call for Entries: As Seen On [ ]
Announcing the fourth annual Urban Omnibus writing competition, this year on the changing relationship between performance, audience, and the physical city. Deadline: Monday, October 19, 2015.
Under-Development: Reclaiming 700 Miles of Public Space
There are hundreds of miles of space beneath the city’s elevated transportation infrastructure, much of it underutilized and uninviting. Here, a team of designers and planners discuss a two-year study investigating creative yet practical ways to enliven and expand access to these corridors of public space.
High Summer Roundup
This week we bring you a special midsummer's roundup featuring the travails of developing new parks, updates on mega-projects from SPURA to Willets Point, the voice of our subways, the new LaGuardia and very old subway and train infrastructure, and what home means to some of the city's oldest residents.
Cast Iron Symphony: A Concerto for Buildings
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.