Made in SI: Inside the Staten Island MakerSpace
DB Lampman of the Staten Island MakerSpace lays out its role in fostering creative ventures in the borough as significant real estate development reshapes the North Shore.
Room for All: Designing for Special Needs
Tamara Petrovic and Garner Oh discuss how their design of a series of interventions to address special mobility needs fosters independence and well-being for people of all abilities.
Urban Omnibus Block Party 2015 | July 23
The 5th annual Urban Omnibus Block Party, a benefit to celebrate and support Urban Omnibus' work defining and enriching the culture of citymaking.
Spanning Water, Rail, and Road: New York's Iconic and Inconspicuous Bridges
Transportation engineer Henry Perahia discusses his 15 years as the DOT Chief Bridge Officer and sheds light on what it takes to design, construct, and maintain 789 City-owned bridges.
Putting Health in All Policies
Marlon Williams, Director of Cross Agency Partnerships at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, describes how the city's built environment impacts health, his work with the Center for Health Equity, and the challenges and promise of cross-agency collaboration.
Nowhere but the Bronx: A Trail Marks Cultural History
Casita Maria’s Elaine Delgado and Christine Licata describe the sites, markers, and programs of the South Bronx Culture Trail and pay homage to the area's exceptional cultural history.
Beauty Within Darkness: Khalik Allah Captures 125th and Lex
Photographer and filmmaker Khalik Allah has spent three years documenting one Harlem intersection and the people who inhabit that corner at night. His striking portraits confront issues of poverty, homelessness, addiction, and illness, while showing the beauty and humanity of those who are often forgotten, feared, or willfully avoided.
After the Thaw Roundup
The winter thaw always uncovers new or forgotten things, so this week we bring you a special post-thaw roundup featuring vacant lot and home sales in Newark and Long Island, the Department of Environmental Protection's battle with wet wipes, the future of open space in Williamsburg, and essays on black lives and architecture.
Melding Public and Private: The Partnerships Behind Your Neighborhood Plaza
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.