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Market Share

Designed for other uses and users, Corona Plaza has become a critical infrastructure for streetside selling. In the face of economic and legal pressures, vendors are organizing themselves and the space to ensure both individual survival and collective prosperity.

Cleaning Up?

Seed Money

After a historic oil spill and an unprecedented financial settlement, a Brooklyn community oversees its ecological repair.

Cleaning Up?

Learning Environment

With origins in a massive underground oil spill, the new Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center is seeding future generations of neighborhood activists.

Peak Problems

New York City’s peaker plants are conspicuous emblems of a carbon-intensive energy economy — and its disastrous consequences.

Memory Loss

Roots of Memory

Less conspicuous and permanent than statues or sculptures, New York City’s memorial trees register histories that are personal, passed over, or in progress, from intimate loss to climate catastrophe.

Swim Lessons

Pools are sites for recreation and fun. But as much as any public space in New York, they also carry the weight of the city's complex histories of race and place.

Broom Swept

An artist stalks the storefront ruins of Lower Manhattan, documenting the material traces of real estate's perpetual churn.

End of the Line

An architect follows the path of a nearly-finished, controversial pipeline in Brooklyn, casting underground infrastructure against the resilient physical and social fabric of the communities above.

Gimme Shelter

Photographs of Prospect Park’s unsanctioned constructions simultaneously suggest traces of past settlement and the start of a new civilization. Behind the scenes is a struggle for ecological succession among salamanders, kindergartners, and park management.

You’re Not Going to Tell Me When to Go Home

What happened on the ground during the summer protests in NYC? Participants describe a temporary landscape of kinship and resistance — and a template for another city.