The esthetics of the public sector workplace are mundane, comical, absurd, and constantly navigating the tensions of liberal democracy.
From Freshkills Park's photographer-in-residence, portraits of another world in formation
Another Green Appearance
Architectural adaptations create space for prayer for New York City's growing Muslim communities, transforming townhouses and apartments into more sacred precincts.
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.
After a historic oil spill and an unprecedented financial settlement, a Brooklyn community oversees its ecological repair.
With origins in a massive underground oil spill, the new Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center is seeding future generations of neighborhood activists.
New York City’s peaker plants are conspicuous emblems of a carbon-intensive energy economy — and its disastrous consequences.
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.
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.
An artist stalks the storefront ruins of Lower Manhattan, documenting the material traces of real estate's perpetual churn.