Aging Architecture: The Staten Island Farm Colony's Regeneration

Yael Friedman delves into the history of the City's former poor farm, plans underway to turn it into a luxury 55+ community, and the questions each raise for how best to adapt our existing models of housing to an increasingly aged population.

Carnegie's Gift: The Progressive Era Roots of Today's Branch Library

Yael Friedman explores the social, philosophical, and architectural context of Andrew Carnegie's 1901 philanthropic gift to create neighborhood libraries across New York City.

Lessons from Rockaway: What to Save from the Flood

In a personal reflection on growing up in middle-class Rockaway, Yael Friedman calls for more nuanced understanding of how planning for a more resilient city can — and must — incorporate more than environmental concerns alone.

Recap | The Unfinished Grid Panel

Gregory Wessner, curator of The Unfinished Grid, moderated a panel discussion about the living legacy of the 1811 plan and new proposals imagining Manhattan’s infrastructural future.

Rape New York by Jana Leo

Jana Leo, the author of Rape New York, a candid account of sexual assault, discusses how the ordeal changed her perspective on property neglect, systemic gaps and neighborhood transition.

Rising Currents – A Postscript

MoMA hosted a panel discussion to mark the end of the Rising Currents exhibition